Outdoor Adventure

Wilderness First Aid

Course Summary

The Basics (16 hours)

This course is an excellent introduction to wilderness emergency care for those who venture out into nature's playground for personal recreation, but will also serve as a good introduction to wilderness first aid for those working in industry, resource management, and search and rescue. 

Participants will be equipped with the basic knowledge and skills to adapt first aid techniques to wilderness locations where resources are limited. Students will be able to identify potentially life threatening emergencies, assess their severity, and respond within a wilderness context. This course is ideal for those who want a brief but intense introduction to wilderness first aid. Adult CPR is included.

Course Details

Duration

2 days (16 hours)

Format

A mix of classroom and outdoor sessions

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 14.

Prerequisites
  • 18+ years of age (16-17 with parental permission)
  • A high school education (or equivalent) is recommended but not required
Price

$299

Recertification

Repeat the entire course every three years

Required Equipment

Notebook and pencil/pen

Watch with a second-hand for taking vitals

Indoor/outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather

Footwear for rough terrain

Takeaways & Documentation
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification and Patch
  • CPR Heart Saver Certification consistent with the Canadian Heart & Stroke Association Heart Saver CPR/AED level.

  • Course Texts

FAQ

For more details about this course, including what to expect and how to prepare, please view our Wilderness Medicine FA

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Registration & Introductions
  • Patient Assessment System
  • CPR
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Fractures
  • Stable Injuries
  • Splints - Extremities
  • Electives

Day 2:

  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia and Heat Illness
  • Near Drowning
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Wounds and Burns
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Lifting, Moving Extrication
  • Patient Carries
  • Backcountry Medicine

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Feb 28 - Mar 3

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Mar 9-10 & Mar 23-24

Wilderness First Responder “Bridge”

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Nicholas Carroll, Training Coordinator
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Fantastic course! Fun and informative ... if school was like this, I'd be a doctor!

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