SPECIAL NOTE: MFA will have exclusive use of the lodge Saturday night and Sunday. However the kitchen is closed and meals will not be provided. Students are expected to provide their own meals and the price has been adjusted to reflect the change.
This is the new Mountain First Aid (MFA) skill builder. When taken together with the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training course, it replaces the old 30 hour MFA training.
The prerequisite of this skill builder is the completion of a minimum 16 hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training course. This 16 hour certification or a more advanced wilderness first aid training (i.e. MFA, WFR or WMP) must be current at the time of the MFA skill-builder training date.
If you are a Mazamas Climb Leader, please reference the Mazamas Climb Leader Google site for additional information on refreshing the Climb Leader First Aid badge. This web link is only available for those with access to Mazamas Climb Leader Google group.
The MFA skill builder is an 8 hour, outdoor experience at either the Mazamas lodge in Government Camp, Oregon or weather dependent alternate location; Portland, Oregon. The MFA skill builder will teach the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) first-aider how to apply first aid skills in the wilderness, perform advanced patient assessment, improvise equipment and cope with wilderness-specific conditions. It will build upon the WFA foundation where you are caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care while acting as a part of a climbing team in alpine or rock mass casualty incidents. Emphasis is placed on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation.
Climb leaders and ICS students will have scheduling priority. This skill builder can also be used to refresh a current MFA badge; see details Mountaineering First Aid Recertification
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