Wilderness First Aid: June 3-4

Description

To register, please visit our store or call Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors at 604-846-1984

This course is designed to help you deal with an injured or ill person for up to 24 hrs. Because of the nature of the problems you may be dealing with in the outdoors, at least 50% of the course is taught outside. This course has the Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED built into the course. This means that upon successful completion of the course, you will have your Standard First Aid and CPR C certificates built into your Wilderness First Aid certificate.

In addition to the course content we include basic shelter construction that is not part of the certificate. We include this because of the nature of the environment that you will be working and the relevance to the course content.

Course is run over 1 weekend and length is dependant on group size and skill level.

Free Skill Refreshers for anyone who takes our Wilderness First Aid courses!

For more information regarding course content, visit Ridge Wilderness Adventures at www.ridgewilderness.com

Itinerary

Location: Cultus Lake Park Cost: $249.95 + GST

Description

To register, please visit our store or call Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors at 604-846-1984

This course is taken over two days:

Saturday, June 3 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 4 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Content

  • Preparation and Planning
  • Your Health
  • What is the P.L.A.N.T.M.? (when dealing with a person this will help decide if the person should stay on trip, should they should be taken to help by the party, or whether help should be brought to the party)
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Environmental Situations
  • Poisons
  • Cold and Heat Related Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Evacuation and Transportation
  • Extended Care

Gear

A specific gear list will be sent to you prior to the course. Be prepared to bring a full pack with gear you’d usually take on an overnight trip.