Wilderness First Aid
May 23, 2020 - May 24, 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 Rebecca Basset with Back40 Wilderness First Aid Training.
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: Saturday May 23 to Sunday May 24 (8:00 am - 6:00 pm both days)
Location: Meadow Lake Provincial Park
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 Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.