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Remote First Aid near Saskatoon (20 hours)

Eagle Creek Regional Park, SK
Remote First Aid near Saskatoon (20 hours)


This 20-hour Remote 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 9 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 June 5 at 8:00am to Sunday June 6 20 at 6:00pm.  Students will be given an extended supper break to allow for an evening scenario.  Depending on where participants are attending from there may be a introductory session on Friday June 4 in the evening.  

Location: Eagle Creek Regional Park, SK

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: Camping (RV and tent) is available as a group at Eagle Creek Regional Park to provide the most learning opportunities.  Camping fees are included in the course registration but you must provide your own Regional Park Pass.  

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.  Masks are required for part/all of the course.