Wilderness First Responder: June 16-24 2018

Description

Please visit Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors, or call 604-846-1984 to register

This nationally recognized certification course is well respected as a standard for many guiding and outdoor industry leaders. Designed to provide students with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations, teaching topics include – but are not limited to – patient assessment and long-term treatment, wound management, extremity injuries (e.g. fractures), medical illnesses, environmental injuries, with emphasis on injury prevention and decision-making in a Wilderness environment. We offer FULL certification in CPR (C) with AED as part of this course.

There is a short exam at the end of the course. A Recertification course is available for those who have already completed the WFR previously.

Pre Requisites:
No previous First Aid course experience required. Participants should be in good physical condition and have a strong understanding of the English language.

Dates:
June 16-24 2018 ( total of 8 days)
*No class on Wednesday, June 20*

Location:
Langley BC

Cost:
$799.95 plus tax (GST) per participant

Certification:
Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Responder with CPR C and AED Valid for 3 years

Itinerary

Location: Langley, BC Cost: $799.95 + GST

Description

Please visit Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors, or call 604-846-1984 to register

Itinerary:

Day1+2: 8:30am-5:00pm

Day 3: 8:30 am – 10 pm… at overnight location for camping available if desired due to long day.

Day 4,5,6: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Day 7: 8:30 – 10:00 pm with an overnight
Day 8: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm with programming, written exam after 3pm.

Pre-course reading material will be assigned and sent to you in advance of the course; this forms a critical component of the course and you will be expected to allow time in advance to study and prepare.

The course will be split between classroom and field sessions, please arrive each day prepared for conducting field simulations outdoors in all weather conditions.

General Overview of Course Content:

-Introduction
-Scene Survey & Patient Assessment
-Documentation/recording
-Basic and Advanced Life Support (CPR and AED)
-(A) Airway and C-Spine (basic airway techniques, protecting the -airway, clearing the spine, spine boards)
-(B) Breathing (assessment, artificial breathing, use of oxygen)
-(C) Circulation (assessing, shock, fainting, managing bleeding, nosebleeds)
-(D) Disability (CNS/Head & eye injuries)
-Facial trauma & dental injuries
-Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Trauma
-Extremity Injuries and Treatment (fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, splints, dressings, wound care)
-Wounds – bleeding, dressing and bandages
-Hypothermia, frost nip, frost bite
-Hyperthermia & dehydration
-Immersion foot (Trench foot)
-Lightning injuries
-Burns
-Allergies & Anaphylaxis
-Nature-fauna (insect stings, spider bites, snake bites, ticks)
-Nature-flora (poison ivy and poison oak)
-Drowning and Near-drowning
-Avalanche injuries
-Carbon monoxide inhalation
-Altitude illness
-Diving emergencies
-Field water disinfection
-Medical Illnesses (seizure, stroke, cardiac arrest, angina, asthma, respiratory infections, diabetes, acute abdomen & gastroenteritis, genitourinary, pregnancy issues, water disinfection)
-Communication devices (advantages/disadvantages)
-After Care
-Emergency Prevention
-First aid kits
-Medical-legal

Gear

Full gear list TBA

You will be required to pack all necessary gear for an overnight camping trip