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.
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
Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills