You will be RE-certified in the Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Responder 80hr Certification
- valid for 3 years
- meets Occupational Health & Safety requirements – Standard First Aid certificate issued in addition to WFR
- Must present a valid/current 80hr Wilderness First Responder certification from any provider
You have already completed the WFR course in the past. But it has been approx. 3 years since your last course. The core skills from the WFR program will challenge students to work through scenarios and small group assignments. This is a RECertification which means not all content will be covered in great detail as it is expected that you will have a high level of first aid skill and knowledge from your previous certification.
- Patient assessment, triage, and long term group health management
- Shock management – short term and long term
- Trauma – spinal, pelvic, and multi-system traumatic injuy management
- Bleeding control and tourniquet application in scenarios
- Wound management and dressing in the backcountry – long term considerations
- Fractures & Basic Splinting – improvise for patient comfort and mobility, added opportunity to direct others when you might be the patient
- Cold emergencies – realistic scenarios
- Environmental Injuries – scenario based
- BLS CPR / AED – BVMs, suctioning, O2 etc.
- Rescue coordination using Case studies
- Bivouac skills, packaging and transportation
- 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. There will be some theory content in the WFR program that will require indoor
What to Bring?
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. You will only use what you have. First Aid consumable supplies will be provided.
- 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 food, water, camp chairs, and personal needs.
- Previous manuals
80hr Wilderness First Responder