The Non-Urban Occupational First Aid (NUOFA 3) BRIDGING course is a training program developed by PEAK and designed for professional (paid and volunteer) non-urban responders such as ski/bike patrollers, search & rescue technicians and guides who are tasked with providing advanced emergency medical care to clients and workers.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The BRIDGING course is designed for students that already possess a 80-hr first aid certification, such as the Wilderness First Responder (WFR). By completing this course, these students are upgrading their previous skill sets and knowledge base to manage the emergency medical care problems encountered in the non-urban environment.
The NUOFA 3 program modules address the injuries and illnesses that non-urban responders are likely to encounter, conditions that are typically not addressed - or lack the necessary depth - in other first aid training programs.
Some specific training subjects included in the program are: high-altitude and cold/heat related illnesses, disabled skier related injuries, paediatric emergencies, medical emergencies, treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, specific snow-sport injuries, behavioural emergencies, remote area extrications and evacuations, non-urban cardiac arrest management, and the use of the specialized equipment needed for emergency care and transportation in remote environments.
PRIOR TO BOOKING
Prospective NUOFA 3 Bridging Course candidates must complete a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) application to determine eligibility for admission to the NUOFA 3 Bridging Course.
Click here to complete the on-line PLAR.
HOW TO BOOK
After completing the online PLAR form, please click the 'Book Now' button to reserve your place. The button will only be visible when there are courses available.
It is your responsibility to make sure you meet the pre-requisites listed.
There are 30-hrs of student dependent pre-reading, please click here to order your text book once you have registered.
NUOFA 3 program certification is recognized by regulatory authorities throughout Canada at the 'Advanced First Aid Training Level' standard. These include (but not limited to) the BC Provincial Emergency Program, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (in-part), the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Canadian Ski Guides Association and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and many others.
As well, many BC mountain resorts and/or search & rescue teams have adopted the NUOFA and NUEC training programs as their preferred first aid qualification for their membership.
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