BSA’s Revised 2017 Wilderness First Aid Curriculum

BSA’s Revised 2017 Wilderness First Aid Curriculum

The revised curriculum may be found here.

By way of important change, while the course is still 16 hours in length, the core curriculum is reduced to 12 hours, with the remaining 4 hours being elective in nature. Re-certification remains at 2 years, and age 14 is the minimum age for a participant.

The core 12 hours includes the following subjects:

  • Introduction
  • Patient Assessment
  • Chest Injuries
  • Shock and Heart Attack
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Scenarios

The remaining four hours of electives may be chosen from the following:

  • Hypothermia
  • Heat Problems
  • Lightning
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Abdominal Problems
  • Submersion Incidents
  • Wilderness First Aid Kits