Sirius has developed a special bridge course for those who would like to upgrade their certification from Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder.
For more than 25 years, SIRIUSMEDx has been a leader in wilderness first aid training, risk management and medical support services.
Dates for 2020 courses are not yet available. Call our office at 1-604-938-9242 for more info.
Sirius has developed a special bridge course for those who would like to upgrade their certification from Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder. To be eligible for the Wilderness First Responder bridge course a participant must have obtained or recertified the Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification within the past 12 months.
In addition to a brief review of material covered in the 40-hour program, the bridge course focuses primarily on the advanced material and skills included in the Wilderness First Responder program.
Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take another Bridge to Wilderness First Responder (50 hours) before the expiry date on your card.
Participants need to have an AWFA-40h certification obtained in the past 12 months or have a valid WFR-80h certification that is shortly expiring and that they need to recertify
Included: All teaching materials will be at no additional cost, Wilderness First Aid Field Guidebook, SOAP Notebook.
Not Included: Transportation, Food.
Duration: 20 Hours.
Age Restrictions: Minimum age of 16.
Transportation: Transportation is not included on this course.
Food: Food is not included on this course. Please make sure to pack a good lunch with plenty of high energy food and liquids including snacks.
Students will receive the following books on this course:
For the practicum outdoor training, please prepare for any weather conditions. You will need a snow jacket, pants, fleece, snow boots, gloves, etc for the cold winter weather in Whistler.
Students can use their own outdoor gear so as to be familiar with the equipment that will be available to them in a real world first aid situation.
Things to bring:
Registration and Introduction
Responsibility and Liability (review as required)
Patient Assessment System
Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Basic Life Support (Healthcare Provider)
Basic Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Backcountry Management of Shock
Adjuncts to Airway management
Oxygen Delivery Equipment and Application
Backcountry Water Disinfection
Soft Tissues Injuries
Emergency Communication, Decision Making and Evacuation
First Aid Kits and Specialized Equipment for First Responders
Environmental Problems (Review and Simulations)
Traumatic Injuries (Review and Simulations)
Transport and Carries
Incident Command System (ICS)
Working with Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Psychological and Emotional Stress
Exam and Exam Review
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