Advanced Wilderness First Aid is a four-day comprehensive medical training designed for outdoor professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into the remote backcountry and challenging environments.The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
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.
This course has become a minimum standard for outdoor professionals who work in a wilderness setting. Course content extends far beyond urban-based first aid programs to include elements inherent in working on remote sites beyond the reach of Emergency Medical Services.
WFA theory and practice, with a special emphasis on accident scene management, group leadership, rescuer responsibility and liability, prevention of injuries, advanced first aid kits, wound management and managing the trauma victim.
Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take a Wilderness First Aid (20 hours) before the expiry date on your card.
This course is scheduled for 4 days or 40 hours of instructional and practice time.
Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR.
Certification is valid for three years.
Not Included: Transportation, Food.
Duration: 40 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.
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.
Registration and Introduction
First Aid in the Workplace
Responsibility and Liability
Emergency Scene Management
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Preventing Disease Transmission
Anatomy and Physiology
Patient Moving and Transportation
Patient Assessment System (SOAP)
Soft Tissue Injuries
First Aid Kits and Supplies
Backcountry Water Disinfection
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