Training

Wilderness First Responder “Bridge”

Course Summary

Course Details

Duration

4 days (40 hours)

Format

A mix of classroom and outdoor sessions

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 14.

Prerequisites
  • 16+ years of age (participants under the age of 18 require written consent from a parent or guardian)
  • A high school education (or equivalent) is recommended but not required.
  • A current (still valid) WMA Wilderness Advanced First Aid certificate (or equivalent - please see our FAQ for more info)
Price

$499

Recertification

See recert options for the 80-hr WFR

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 Responder Certification Card and Patch
  • CPR BLS Provider Certification consistent with the Canadian Heart & Stroke Association BLS Provider level.

  • Course Texts
FAQ

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

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Registration & Introductions
  • Review Pre-Course Study Package
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
  • Patient Assessment Drill
  • Basic Life Support including Healthcare Provider Level CPR and AEDs

Day 2:

  • Case Studies Review
  • Nervous System
  • Spine Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Patient Immobilization
  • Litter Carries and Belays
  • Patient Assessment Drill

Day 3: 

  • Case Studies Review
  • Emergency Childbirth
  • Allergy and Anaphylaxis
  • Altitude or Diving
  • Frostbite
  • Near Drowning
  • Search and Rescue
  • Traction Splints
  • Improvised Litters
  • Simulation and Debrief

Day 4

  • Case Studies Review
  • Backcountry Medicine
  • Toxins
  • Medical Kits
  • Patient Assessment Drills
  • Written Test
  • Skills Testing
  • Conclusion

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Wilderness First Responder “Bridge”

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  • $549
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Wilderness First Responder - Recertification

  • $549
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  • $499
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