TOP-TIER MEDICAL TRAINING FOR LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS.
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This course is held in collaboration with Canadian Outdoor Medical Consulting. The Wilderness First Responder Recertification involves at least 40 hours of learning split into 20hr online and 20hr face to face.
This wilderness first responder course covers the basics of managing life and limb threats in remote environments, with a focus on the injuries common to various sports such as mountain biking, ski touring, climbing, and rafting. There is a strong focus on practicing leadership and decision making in the wilderness setting.
The training also includes prevention and treatment of common environmental problems like hypothermia and heat-related illnesses, as well as covering common medical emergencies, choking, drowning and includes a CPR-C certification from the LifeSaving Society.
Our curriculum is based on the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) guidelines and the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative (WMEC).
You can find out more information about the Wilderness First Responder course here.
Students can expect a mix of indoor and outdoor learning for the practical 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:
- Comfortable clothing
- Weatherproof outerwear for the outdoors portion of the course. Please check the weather forecast each day and dress appropriately.
- Pen/pencil and notebook (recommended)
- First Aid/Guide’s pack if you have one
The important details:
Season: Spring & Fall
Duration: 4 Days (20hr online & 20hr face to face)
Location: Squamish or Whistler
Prerequisites: WFR Cert within 3 yrs
WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA)
This course adds advanced techniques, higher-level tools, and an integral leadership component to core wilderness first aid skills!
WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER
The Wilderness First Responder Recertification involves at least 40 hours of hands-on, scenario-based training.