The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. This is the nationally recognized certification course. It is respected as a standard for many outdoor guiding industry leaders.
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 Responder is designed for search and rescue personnel and outdoor professionals working in remote settings and those requiring a solid foundation in wilderness pre-hospital emergency care. Course curriculum is at the level of the Emergency Medical Responder with an emphasis on prevention, practical skills, decision making and dealing with environmental conditions.
In addition to reviewing material covered in the 40-hour program, this course covers traumatic injuries, incident command, long-term patient care, leader responsibility and liability, advanced first aid kits, wound cleaning, evacuation procedures, helicopter safety, altitude, search and rescue, and working with Emergency Medical Services. The program includes CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider.
Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take a Bridge to Wilderness First Responder course (50 hours) before the expiry date on your card.
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
First Aid in the Workplace
Responsibility and Liability
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Preventing Disease Transmission
Universal Health Precautions
Anatomy and Physiology
Emergency Scene Management
Patient Assessment System (SOAP)
Basic Life Support (Healthcare Provider)
Adjuncts to Airway Management
Introduction to Oxygen Administration
Soft Tissues Injuries
First Aid Kits and Supplies
Backcountry Water Disinfection
Patient Moving and Transportation
Search and Rescue
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