Do you LEAD, GUIDE, or participate in high risk activities 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.
This UPGRADE course expands upon the 20hr Remote First Aid to include skills you did not learn in that first course. It is also focused on decision making and leadership – an essential skill development when you are responsible for other people in the backcountry.
This course is also for those who participate in higher risk activity that can result in more life threatening injuries on the person. Management of severe trauma in backcountry or remote settings is not simple. Adding depth to your skill set may increase your confidence and application of solutions when in a traumatic situation.
If you currently have a 40hr Wilderness First Aid (previously Advanced Wilderness First Aid) you are eligible to participate in this RECERT course. You will be RE-certified in the 40hr Wilderness First Aid inc. CPR-C/AED Upgrade
- valid for 3 years
- meets Occupational Health & Safety requirements
Wilderness First Aid content:
- Patient assessment – expanding to add more details on vitals and long term patient care
- Bleeding control – Wound Packing NEW
- Advanced Fracture Management – Knee splinting, femur fractures, when to attempt re-alignment
- Pelvic injuries – stabilization
- Shoulder Dislocations – when and how to attempt reducing
- Triage, long term care, group health and DECISION MAKING
- 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.
What to Bring?
We 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.
- A personal helmet, PFD, and other recreational sporting gear is beneficial in this course.
- Students must bring their own food, water, camp chairs, and personal needs.
CURRENT 40hr Wilderness First Aid. (must show proof if not a Back40 Alumni)