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Advanced Wilderness Upgrade Course
Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been postponed until further notice.
We are working on alternate delivery methods and will have more information soon. We will be running in-person courses again as soon as it is safe to do so.
This course is an Advance Wilderness Upgrade for anyone who has completed their Basic Wilderness Course in the last 12 months.
This course consists of 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 assistant overnight guides, day guides or supervisors for groups of people.
The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR/AED, 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.
The course consists of evening first-aid scenarios and day time scenarios 80% of this course is taught outside. It is important that students taking this course are prepared for being in the wilderness.
Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.
If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.
Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
Full Course Length: 20 Hours
Recertification: 0 Hours
to view the Advanced Wilderness First Aid course fact sheet Click here
to view the Wilderness First Aid course SOAP notes Click here
to view the Wilderness First Aid training trip plan
If you have a group of people who have Basic certification in Wilderness and Remote First Aid and would like us to come to you to teach an Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid Upgrade 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
Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at email@example.com to arrange a group course.
Who should take this course
Any one who has taken their Basic Wilderness First Aid in the last year and wishes to upgrade