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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

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
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

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.

The instructor was terrific! Her passion & energy was highly commendable. I learned a lot in just one day!

Joanne Southcombe Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This is one of the first times I've left the class feeling completely confident with what I learned

Tina Halasz CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This course exceeded my expectations and kept me engaged throughout both days.

Evette Morland Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The course was great and was the third first aid course I have taken and it was by far the best experience and I am way more confident now! Thanks!

Kelsie Johnson Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

I felt Nathan made the class fun, kept our attention and took time to explain when someone didn’t understand. The class covered all basic emerg. procedures but didn’t overwhelm. 

Amber Layton Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The best CPR class I have ever attended. Thank you - lots of fun!!!

Heather Castle CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I came and got the manual beforehand so I could pre-read. I found this helpful as I had some context and knowledge before the information was delivered. Nathan was a great instructor. Would take a course from him again.

Bernice Hennessy Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

We have taken this course 2 or 3 times now - efficient, informative and fun!

Stephen Taylor CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

First rate instruction!!!!!!

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