Wilderness First Aid

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For those with outdoor leadership responsibilities, such as river or climbing guides, summer camp counselors and others who facilitate remote-area recreation activities, training in wilderness emergency care is a must.

 

Duration and Time.
Our wilderness/remote first aid course is a 2-day. 16-hour first aid course.

Course Content

  • Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour & Casualty Monitoring
  • Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions
  • Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), drowning CPR, heart attack, angina, choking, use of an AED
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Bandaging issues
  • Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
  • Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management
  • Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and dehydration
  • Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Animal bites, snake bites and stings
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Triage
  • Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills

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