Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA)

Minimum 6, maximum 18 participants

$630 plus GST

Location: Prince George (details to be announced).

Four and a half days, over the course of two weekends (June 18-20, 26-27). May involve an overnight experience the night of June 29!  

There are wilderness emergencies that require first aid skills, decision making, leadership, and wilderness survival skills... and sometimes urban disasters that need similar expertise.  Advanced Wilderness First Aid is essential in any disaster situation. Too often we depend on hospitals and paramedics and in remote settings, what if they are unable to reach you because of washed out roads and bridges, wildfires, snow storms, or landslides?

You must be prepared to take care of yourself, your students, your friends, your family, your community.  This training will give you the confidence to deal with nearly any level of emergency.

This course covers:

  • Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
  • Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Asthma
  • Cold-Related Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills
  • Heat-Related Injuries
  • Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
  • Patient Lifting & Moving
  • Principles of Fracture Care
  • Response & Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Sprains & Strains Advanced
  • Wilderness Survival skills (improvised shelter, fire, water, etc).

Sample Course Schedule (32 hours):

Day One
  1. Patient Assessment and Critical Care
  2. The Principles and Management of Traumatic Injuries
  3. Book and Scenario-based learning
  4. Quiz
Day Two
  1. Medical Emergencies
  2. Environmental Emergencies
  3. Book and Scenario-based learning
  4. Quiz
Day Three
  1. Drowning and Near Drowning
  2. Making litters
  3. Transport of Patients
  4. Quiz
Day Four
  1. Field Practice Scenarios
  2. Final Exam

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