Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid

| Course Details |


DURATION: 40hours

SETTING: OUTSIDE! Mother Nature permitting. Unique to each course scheduled.

SCHEDULING: Unique to each course scheduled.

COMPLETION: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% minimum on exam.

CERTIFICATE: Red Cross Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid with CPR-C/AED

VALIDATION: Certificate is valid for 3 years.

RECERTIFICATION: Prior to expiration date you may recertify through our Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid Recertification course. Expired certifications must take full course again.

| Pre-Requisites |

• None
• Prior training allows us to enhance what you know and apply it to a wilderness/remote setting.
• Even Paramedics/Nurses/Fire/Health Practitioners find this course helpful because it is set in a non-clinical setting where they do not have their equipment and trained team of people to assist.

| Who is this course for? |

Consider these questions:

• Are you responsible for a group of people in remote or backcountry situations? Are you considered a leader within your group?
• Have you ever been somewhere and realized that if you got hurt it could be days before they could get to you?
• Have you ever found yourself unsure as to where you are and without cell service?
• Do you participate in high risk activities in remote, hard to access areas?
• Do you like finding places to explore that are hard to find and rarely visited?
• Do you enjoy ATV’s, UTVs, Skidoos, Seadoos and other things that go fast?

No one plans to get hurt.


Advanced Wilderness First Aid is built upon the foundation of Standard & Wilderness First Aid however includes the following only covered in the AWRFA course content:

Helmet Removal
• Proper assessment and decision making
• Skills for a variety of helmets including full face helmets, climbing helmets, bike helmets, etc.
• Continuing care and spinal precautions after removal

Re-Aligning Fractures and Re-Setting Dislocations
• Proper assessment and decision making
• Proper mechanisms to attempt realignment
• Advanced immobilization techniques / splinting
• Continuing care

Complicating & Traumatic Injury Management
• Femoral fracture treatment
• Hip / pelvic injuries
• Long term care of traumatic injuries
• Moving patients with traumatic injuries

Extended Care Scenarios
• Planning evacuations – communication and navigation challenges
• Group health management
• Patient monitoring and extended care
• Moving patients over extended distances

Complicating Scenarios
• AWRFA allows for more time spent on more complicated and longer duration scenarios
• These may also include the need to make shelter and start fire
• Scenarios that help the student to deal with patient improvement and deterioration.
• Scenarios that allow the student to accommodate long term care needs of patients and group health.

Night Training
• EVERYTHING is different in the dark!

| Who is this course for? |

1. Planning
2. Group & Personal Health
3. Assessment
- Scene
- Person: injury/illness
- Triage
4. Airway & Breathing Emergencies
5. Circulation Emergencies
6. Choking, CPR, & AED Skills
7. Head & Spinal Injuries
- Spinal immobilization
- Improvised C-collars
- Moving a patient
- Long term care considerations - up to 48 hours
- Helmet removal
- Moving patients extended distances

8. Wound Care

9. Bone, Muscle, Joint Injuries
- Splints and slings
- Mobile and immobile patients
- Femoral and pelvic injuries
- Re-alignment and re-setting fractures and dislocations
10. Sudden Medical Emergencies
11. Digestive Emergencies
12. Environmental Emergencies
- Heat related
- Cold related
- Hypothermia wraps - extended care up to 48 hours, deteriorating factors
13. Poisons
14. Long Term Care Considerations Up to 48 Hours
15. Evacuation Planning Including Helicopter Safety
16. Improvised Stretchers, Moving People, Assisted Carries
17. Communication Challenges, SPOT, iNReach, GPS, Sat Phones

Back40 customizes the class itinerary for each course based on the participant needs and prior skill level. Most of our 40hr AWRFA courses will also include an overnight component so that students may practice scenarios in the dark. When possible, we may assist you in evacuation planning strategies, navigation basics, communication strategies, and group management skills.

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