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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)

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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.

Had fun in the class. Was not boring or rigid.

Celine Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Awesome and energy-filled teaching. Thanks for making it interesting and go fast!

Sheila Carroll Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Gary was the best! The course was very straight forward and enjoyable. Thanks so much for improving my first aid knowledge and for the awesome instructing!

Michele Marcelic Occupational First Aid Level 1, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

"Great presenter, his humour made the weekend run really smoothly, as well as his personal experiences."

Michael Geselbracht Wilderness and Remote First-Aid, Gabriola Island, B.C. More Testimonials

Hi, I took a cpr-c course from instructor Ashley this September.  I am an RN and so have had to take very many first aid courses in the past.  I would like to say that I was shuffled on to your organization because the original course i was going to take was cancelled and they gave me your company name.  When I called I had a good conversation with someone who seemed very on top of things and knew how to give me directions and this person was very practical and seemed to know exactly the kind of cpr-c course I would need.  I had never had this happen before... the the person on the other end of the phone actually sounded excited about first aid and that was a first for me.  The course was easy to find and was exactly where I was told it would be with big signs out front to direct me and that was awesome.  I was not given a hard time for not doing a lot of prereading (I hardly ever do the prereading as I have reading comprehension issues and am more a kinesthetic learner).  We had this instructor named Ashley and as I work in mental health I quietly decided that she must have some low grade adhd diagnosis... I guess you would think that this would be a bad thing... but it was an awesome quality.  She made the course really a lot of fun and it was the very first cpr course where I have not fallen asleep... seriously!  I totally remember how to do cpr now and that is the first time I have taken a course and actually remembered stuff you know.  So thank you.  I will only take cpr courses from your outfit from now on.  I really think you guys got it going on.

 

 

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Liz Ringrose CPR C Recertification, Victoria More Testimonials

Hands on, practical & realistic scenarios - a truly outstanding first aid course.

Deb Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"JIll was very good. Very clear and practical. I forgot that having further first-aid (being a lifeguard) isn't always applicable in other courses. Alert is convenient. Courses are available often."

Krista Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Love the hands on experience as I am a tactile type learner. Informative and every question was answered.

Kacey Milligan Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I thought this course was great! It was educational, but at the same time I had a lot of fun and felt very engaged.

Sophie Henderson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Always great! Love Alert First Aid!

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