Advanced Wilderness Remote First Aid

Comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

  • Duration: 40 hours (minimum 20 hours outdoors). Flexible scheduling options.
  • Certification: 3-year certification in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED
  • Recertification: 16–20 hours; includes CPR Level C
  • Course Content:
    • Preparation and planning
    • Wound care
    • Your health
    • Cold- and heat-related emergencies
    • What is the P.L.A.N.?
    • Environmental situations
    • Airway emergencies
    • Poisons
    • Breathing and circulation emergencies
    • Medical emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Evacuation and transportation
    • Head and spine injuries
    • Extended care
    • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
    • Includes any other content required by specific legislation
    • Take Home Materials:
      • Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Manual
      • Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide
      • Certification card and optional wall certificate

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