Jun 25 - 28 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wilderness First Aid – Kitwanga

  • Participants will learn comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, as well as skills required to plan, prevent injury and promote safety for themselves and peers while in a wilderness or remote workplace or community. Instruction will focus on developing leadership skills, assessment, decision-making skills, and strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Prevention, health and wellness of the group is a key focus. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.
  •  Duration:
    40 hours
  •  Audience:
    Designed for individuals who work in a wilderness setting (3 or more hours from organized health care) with challenging environments and/or varied risk levels and require skills to promote safety for themselves and peers (leading groups in a professional capacity). Suitable for those who wish to become professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism.
  •  Prerequisites:
    Participants must be 16 years of age and in good health and physical condition.
  •  Completion Criteria:
    Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate the skills
    Ability to complete a written, closed book knowledge evaluation with a minimum mark of 75%
    Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable
    Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course
  •  Certification:
    3-year certification in Wilderness First Aid & CPR C (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).
  •  Course Content:
    Planning and assessment
    Breathing and circulation emergencies
    CPR and AED
    Wound care
    Head, neck, and spinal injuries
    Bone, muscle and join injuries
    Sudden medical emergencies
    Environmental injuries and illnesses
    Poisons and wildlife
    Extended care and evacuation
    Occupational health and safety
  •  Participant Materials:
    Wilderness & Remote Field Guide
    Trip Plan
    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
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