The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavours and pursuits.
Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
The expected target audience is seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips. The course content meets the anticipated medical needs of those communities.
Course topics are:
Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine
This course is traditionally scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.
Certifications are valid for three years. Students should retake the WFA course or consider upgrading to the Wilderness Advanced First Aid and or Wilderness First Responder.
Courses currently available for this year:
None at present, but the next one is likely to be in the Fall
Pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 (+taxes & fees) to hold your place and the remaining balance will be taken 5 days prior to the course.
All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:
- Wilderness First Aid Guide
- SOAP Notebook;
- The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian. No previous first aid experience is required.
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