These protocols have been developed for use by appropriately trained individuals that regularly work in remote environments. They are based on the principles taught by Center for Wilderness Safety in Wilderness EMT (WEMT), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA), and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses.
- Protocol 1 — Administration of Emergency Medication for Anaphylaxis
- Protocol 2 — Wound Cleaning + Debridement
- Protocol 3 — Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Remote Settings
- Protocol 4 — Spinal Injury Assessment + Clearance
- Protocol 5 — Reduction of Dislocations
- Protocol 6 — Administration of Emergency Medication for Asthma
Authorization for use of these protocols is granted to employees of the above-named employer only under the following conditions:
- The employee is on the job for the above-named employer.
- The transportation time to a hospital exceeds sixty minutes.
- The employee holds a valid and unexpired Wilderness EMT (WEMT), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification from Center for Wilderness Safety, and the employee follows the materials, skills and protocols learned in their course. WAFA and WFA/A certified employees may only use protocols 1, 2, 4 and 6. WFR and WEMTs may use all 6.
The above specified protocols have been authorized for use by Center for Wilderness Safety for WEMT, WFR, WAFA, WFAA and WFA trained employees of the employer named here, provided they meet the requirements of the authorization criteria listed below.
Important Note: This document is not designed to be used as a reference for wilderness medical providers. Providers should refer to their original course textbooks for complete information on the use of these protocols.
Download • Wilderness Medical Field Protocols
These protocols were written by Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C of WMA, and have been edited and authorized by the executive medical and curriculum directors Kathryn Vaughn, M.D., William Incatasciato, M.D. and Jennifer Kay, RN, BSN for use by Center for Wilderness Safety, Inc.Last Revised: February 2021