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An upgrade course for those with a current Remote First Aid certification to learn extended care in the wilderness.

Wilderness First Aid Bridge

Wilderness First Aid Bridge

An upgrade course for those with a current Remote First Aid certification to learn extended care in the wilderness.

This Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Upgrade course is a certification upgrade course for those with a current Remote First Aid (formerly Wilderness & Remote First Aid) certification who wish to learn how to provide extended care in isolated or wilderness settings. This course is designed for professional guides, parks officials and/or those who work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism.

You will build on skills learned in the Remote First Aid course and learn strategies for providing extended care overnight to a few days through learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically made for wilderness and remote environments.

Key learning concepts include: Prevention, the health and wellness of the group, leadership skills, assessment, extended care and decision-making around additional supports required.

The majority of the course is taught outdoors, regardless of the weather, so please dress appropriately.

Full Course Length 20 hours View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

Wilderness First Aid includes:

  • Preparation and Planning
  • Wound Care
  • Your Health
  • Cold- and Heat-Related Emergencies
  • What is the P.L.A.N.?
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Tractions
  • Poisons
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Extended Care and Patient Monitoring
  • Outdoor Food Safety

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Wilderness First Aid course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Wilderness & Remote Field Guide (hard copy)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

The Alert Advantage

Free Manual + App

Deep Discounts

3-Year Guarantee

Replacement certs

Free CPR Mask + Gloves

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Who should take this course?

  • Professional guides
  • parks officials
  • those who work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism
  • outdoor enthusiasts
  • assistant overnight outdoor guides or kayak instructors
  • Girl Guides
  • Scouts
  • mountain bikers
  • people who work and play in remote areas

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Wilderness First Aid Bridge course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Wonderful - great instructor! Answered all questions with great detail. This course taught me much more info than I expected and it was done in a very fun and hands on way.

Cassandra Pleasance Emergency First-Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Andrew I think you are one of the better teachers I have had in my lifetime- keep up the positivity! I think you are very clear and make the class fun. Rock on dude!

Nicole Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Great course!! Gary is an energetic & funny teacher. You learn a lot.

Tia Olson Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

This class was amazing. I enjoyed it a lot. Now I'll feel more safe working around people. Thank you Mike!

Shelley Aitken Basic First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Lots of fun. Good repitition on important points by instructor. I would certainly come back for additional training."

Anonymous Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Nathan was super awesome and made the somewhat tedious information as fun as possible. Very clear and helpful.

Kaitlin Morgan Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Mike did great interactive demonstrations which definitely helped me learn. I really enjoyed this course and feel secure that I have learned this information in case of future emergencies. Mike was very enthusiastic, which also made this course enjoyable.

Anna Stylianides Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jason is a terrific instructor. I was surprised how much I learned - very enjoyable!

Melissa Robin Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Kendall was VERY nice & super supportive! I would recommend her to anyone.

Alex Richardson CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Tailored course to health professionals, went fast with no repetition. Good recert course.

Holly CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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