Basic Wilderness Life Support (BWLS) (WFR) Refresher
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Basic Wilderness Life Support, WFR Recertification
The Wilderness Life Support (WLS) WFR recertification is a course for students who have completed a WFR in the past and need to stay
current with their certification.
The length of the instruction is 2 long days for most courses from 8:00 am-8:00 pm. Some courses are held over a time period of 3 days.
The courses are approximately 24 hours of didactic lectures and hands-on workshops and scenarios.
WLS WFR certifications have a 2-year expiration date from the time of the course with a 1 year grace period. Students eligible to take this course must send a copy of their current (not expired) WFR card to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of the course.
Sample WFR Recertification Syllabus:
Tops covered include, but are not limited to:
Bleeding and Shock
Abdominal and Chest Trauma
Near Drowning and Lightning
Hot and Cold Related Injuries
Fractures and Improvised Splinting
Head and Spine Injuries, Spinal Immobilization
Improvised Litters and Carries
Bites and Stings, Anaphylaxis and Allergies
Chest and Abdominal Medical
Wilderness Medical Kits