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 backcountry day trips or short adventures. 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.
Wilderness First Aid is designed for individuals who work in remote regions outside the immediate range of emergency medical services. The course provides participants with an introduction to wilderness first aid, with an emphasis on prevention, practical skills, decision making and dealing with environmental conditions.
Course content is adapted inconsultation with the client to reflect the reality of the client’s work environment. The program includes CPR/AED Heart Saver for the Lay Rescuer.
Patient assessment, shock, wound management, burns, fractures and sprains, environmental injuries, common medical problems, first aid kits.
Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take another Wilderness First Aid (20 hours).
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.
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
Review of Principal Body Systems
Emergency Scene Management
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Preventing Disease Transmission
Patient Assessment System (SOAP)
Patient Moving and Transportation
Soft Tissue Injuries
First Aid Kits and Supplies
Backcountry Water Disinfection
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