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Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Duration: 40 hours minimum (50% of course in non-urban setting). Flexible scheduling options.


Comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

Course Content

  • Planning
  • Your health
  • Assessment
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
  • Airway emergencies
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Extended care

Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

Take-Home Materials

  • Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide
  • Certification card and optional wall certificate (or as required by legislation)
Wilderness First Aid (Basic - 20hr)
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Wilderness First Aid (Basic - 20hr)

Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018 9:00am

Basic level of Wilderness & Remote First Aid that covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote...

Advanced Wilderness First Aid - Bridge from Basic
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Advanced Wilderness First Aid - Bridge from Basic

Jul 28, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018 9:00am

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Swiftwater Safety Rescue Tech 3 - Technician Level
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Swiftwater Safety Rescue Tech 3 - Technician Level

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 9:00am

In this course, you’ll learn how the river works, and how to recognize and mitigate hazards.You’ll learn safety techniques for how to operate around...

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