HEART (Health Education and Rescue Training) Wilderness First Aid is an intensive course that covers patient examination and evaluation, body systems and anatomy, wound care, splinting, environmental emergencies, and backcountry medicine. Hands-on simulations provide first-hand training in treating patients. This is an excellent course taught by experienced Wilderness First Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians and is highly recommended to all wilderness travelers. People who pass the courses will receive a Wilderness First Aid certification from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) which is good for 2 years. Participants who successfully pass CPR and HEART Wilderness First Aid will have met the First Aid requirements for OA Leader Training.
Outdoor Action also offers a Wilderness First Responder Course for more advanced first aid training.