Wilderness Remote First Aid

Basic level of Wilderness & Remote First Aid that covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

  • Duration: 20 hours (minimum 5 hours outdoors). Flexible scheduling options available
  • Certification: 3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED
  • Recertification: 8–10 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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