July 5-6| 20hr Remote First Aid inc CPR AED @ Blackstrap!

$275.00

SCHEDULE: 

  • Monday July 5th 8:30am – 6:30pm
  • Tuesday July 6th 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Note:  Some pre-course work will be sent to each student prior to the course.

CAMPING 

We intended this course to allow students to enjoy their evenings in the park and on their own (or with fellow students should they choose!)  This might allow you to participate in the course and join your family for the evenings, explore the park, or just enjoy an evening off!  Campsites are NOT booked for students in advance – please book your own should you choose.  Camping is also NOT required and you are free to leave for the evening – no content will be planned for the evening.

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE:

  • CAMP SITES (Book your own sites please! Mine is booked in Hazelnut Grove)
  • PARK ENTRANCE FEES – All students are responsible for their own park entrance passes

LOCATION:  Blackstrap Provincial Park (exact meeting spot will be communicated to registered students closer to!)

COST:  $275 + GST

WHAT TO BRING? 

Students will be expected to be self-sufficient for the course.  Food, water, personal clothing needs, etc.  A “DAY PACk” of sorts that is similar to what you may reasonably take with you on your own outdoor adventures is necessary.  We encourage students to improvise using what they have however Back40 does provide larger equipment to practice with like tarps, sleeping bags, and ground pads.

Students who are camping are expected to be self sufficient with gear, food, water and supplies.  Please inquire if you need any assistance in this area.

A detailed course outline and what to bring will be sent to all participants after registration is complete.

CERTIFICATION / RE-Certification:  

Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid inc. CPR/AED – valid 3yrs

  • Please inquire if you are needing a RE-CERTIFICATION for this certificate.

PRE-REQUISITES: None

DO YOU WANT YOUR 40HOUR WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE – We are hosting the continuation of this course to complete the 40hr certificate on July 7-8th.  Stay for the July 5-8th and receive your full 40hr Wilderness First Aid (please register for that course!)

 

Description

Do you play, work, adventure, or live in REMOTE places?

No one plans to get hurt.  So when we choose to pursue work or recreation in the outdoors, it is reasonable to assume that a certain amount of risk is always present.  That shouldn’t mean we do not go out and enjoy the thrill of adventure or the beauty of our backcountry.   Being more practically prepared and trusting in your own good sense can have a huge impact on how a backcountry emergency is managed.

Our courses are designed to challenge you to use good sense, your own gear, and first aid best practices.  The majority of backcountry mishaps will be things you can treat and continue on as planned (and you likely already know this!).  Others may require more elaborate care and emergency evacuation.  This will all take time.    This 20 hour course starts with the foundations of first aid and challenges you to manage an emergency in a remote setting for 6 hours or more – possibly overnight.

You will be certified in the Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid inc CPR/AED

  • valid for 3 years
  • meets Occupational Health & Safety requirements

Remote First Aid content:

  • Patient assessment – from Start to Finish and Top to Bottom
  • Shock management – minimize it before it’s irreversable
  • 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!

Our Class is OUTDOORS!

We take great pride in using our outdoor classroom places to enhance the content of the Wilderness First Aid program.  Every minute spent outdoors adds real life value to the content.    This varies on location and season. All courses will have a back-up indoor option for when weather is unfavourable for the less active content.  We will ALWAYS have outdoor components even if we are set up indoors for some of the content.

CAMP IF YOU PLEASE!

We are planning for this course to run from 8:30am-6:30pm each day.  This leaves the evening for students to camp, explore the Park, and enjoy the evening on your own or invite your family out!  OR it is close enough that some students may choose to go home for the evening too!  Your choice!  Campsite bookings and park passes are NOT included in the cost of the course and are at the expense of the participant.  Book your own campsite early!!!  (Note:  I am booked in at Hazelnut Grove if you would like to book a site in there!)

What to Bring?

We also ask that each participant bring a “day pack” that would be similar to what you would carry on a day trip or work trip outdoors so that you can use items you would likely have with you.  There is no wrong way to do anything when you are improvising.

  • A detailed WHAT TO BRING list will be sent to course participants upon registration and closer to the course date.
  • Students must bring their own camping gear, food, water, camp chairs, and personal needs.

Pre-Requisites?

There are no pre-requisites 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.  Youth under 16 are required to attend with a parent.

Your willingness to join an outdoor class and enjoy the fresh air learning experience we plan to provide you is all that we ask!

Did you hear about Covid?

Covid precautions are something our entire society has come to adopt and should not be unfamiliar to our incoming students.  Back40 closely monitors current Saskatchewan Health Directives as well as guidelines outlined by the Canadian Red Cross.  The effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 is a community effort and therefore our strategies are communicated with each class after registration and ongoing throughout the class.  Students adoption of our strategies and their contribution to the collective health and low risk experience in Back40 classes is the key to our continued Covid free learning environment. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for more details.