Remote First Aid
Do you have the capacity to manage an emergency when you have to wait extended periods of time for medical or evacuation assistance?
This course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas.
Remote First Aid: 20 hours
Suitable for Individuals who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities
Wilderness First Aid: 40 hours
Suitable for those who wish to become professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism.
INTENDED FOR: For 16 years and older.
There are no prerequisites to this class. Having “first aid training” prior to the class allows students to build upon their current foundation but the content is appropriate for anyone.
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Do you have the capacity to manage an emergency when you have to wait extended periods of time for medical or evacuation assistance? Are you confident in yourself or your group to manage an illness or injury that requires you to self exit?
The more remote we find ourselves, the more complicated any emergency becomes, even the minor ones. The decision to stay or go is not made lightly by anyone and always with consequences we may not be prepared for. Caregivers are oftentimes under an immense amount of stress in backcountry emergencies but training does help to minimize this in many situations.
This is a rare opportunity to take this training in Saskatchewan! This course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. We offer Remote First Aid (20 hours) and Wilderness First Aid (additional 20 hours, for a total of 40 hours) course options.
There is a significant outside component to Remote and Wilderness First Aid so expect to spend time outdoors during the course
What you Learn
- Patient assessment – from Start to Finish and Top to Bottom
- Shock management – minimize it before it’s irreversible
- Bleeding control and tourniquet use – you cannot replace blood in the backcountry
- Wound management and dressing in the backcountry – make better “bandaids”!
- Fractures & Basic Splinting – improvise for patient comfort and mobility
- Hot and Cold emergencies – they can be worse than you think!
- Impalements – when to leave them alone and how to stabilize them when needed
- Choking Emergencies – we all eat in the backcountry!
- Allergic reactions – minor and severe
- Trauma – the stuff you can’t fix and how small things matter
- CPR / AED – although very few will have an AED in the backcountry we will still cover it for all our front country emergencies too
- How to “hurry up and wait” – backcountry rescues take TIME!
- All the rest!
You will be certified in the Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid inc CPR/AED
- valid for 3 years
- meets Occupational Health & Safety requirements