Lumsden Wilderness First Aid
Oct 23, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
This 20-hour Basic Wilderness First Aid Course challenges students to apply standard first aid skills in more realistic scenarios. Students are taught to improvise, critically think, and to anticipate and manage outdoor stressors often experienced in emergencies in remote and wilderness settings. A large emphasis will be on navigating proper patient assessments, improvising first aid applications, and planning patient care strategies in austere environments. The majority of this course is taught outside, allowing students to explore their skill sets with environmental challenges, adding to the overall learning experience. Students will be expected to bring personal day packs so that improvising can be relatable to individual gear and activities.
The course will be led by Colin Frey with Renewed by Nature.
The minimum age is 16 years. No previous first aid certification is required.
A minimum of 6 participants is needed to run the course. The course is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
Please be aware that there is a significant outside component to Wilderness First Aid so expect to spend time outdoors during the course.
Dates and Time: Friday October 23 6-9pm, Saturday October 24, 9am-6pm, Sunday October 25 9am-5pm.
Location:River Park Campground, Lumsden
Cost: $280 for SaskOutdoors Members and $300 for Non-Members. Visit this page for more information on membership benefits.
Food: You must provide your own food and drinks.
Accommodations: Overnight accommodations are available at River Park Campgroud. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
COVID-19: Protocols will be in place as per Provincial Public Health Guidelines and will be communicated to participants closer to the course date. Due to the nature of the course, physical distancing will not always be possible. Please bring your own mask and face shield as they will be mandatory for parts of the course. Personal physical distancing comfort levels will be respected (i.e. it will not be necessary to be in close proximity with another person, with masks/face shield, if you are not comfortable).