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A specialized first aid course designed for those who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities.

Remote First Aid

Remote First Aid

A specialized first aid course designed for those who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities.

What happens if help is more than an hour away? Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. The Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid (formally Wilderness & Remote First Aid) is a 20-hour course designed for individuals who live or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness wokplaces or communities. You will learn skills and strategies for providing care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours through learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.

Key learning concepts include: Planning, prevention, and situational awareness, wound care, and environmental emergencies.

The majority of this course (except the first night) will be taught outdoors, regardless of the weather, so please dress appropriately.

Full Course Length 20 hours View Locations
Recertification 12 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Remote First Aid includes:

  • Preparation and Planning
  • Your Health
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care & Building Splints
  • Bone/Muscle/Joint Injuries
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Cold- and Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Evacuation and Traportation
  • Chest Pain

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.

Recertification

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Remote 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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Free Manual + App

Deep Discounts

3-Year Guarantee

Replacement certs

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Who should take this course?

  • Those living or working in remote or wilderness workplaces or communities

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Remote First Aid 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.

Kendall is great, enthusiastic and fun with this course. Great hands on tasks were given.

Kayla Yaghi Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Both instructors were excellent - confident, capable, efficient and humorous. This is the best first aid course I've ever taken due to awesome instructors and practical content. Thank you!

Kara Sorensen Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Jason's teaching style was fantastic and I feel it helped with information retention."

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

Andrew was amazing! He has lots of jokes to keep us engaged, however he stressed the important things. Great instructor!

Claire Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Great job! Done this course a lot and Chris kept it both fun and informative.

Mike Watts CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."

Simon Widmann Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Covered a lot of material and was presented in a fun way! Instructor provided great feedback and was very fun!

Katy Kerr Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Chris was great - dynamic, fun, professional - great teacher! Answered questions well and made sure everyone was content before continuing to other subject matter.

Carli Griffin Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He is well spoken, polite and to the point  when he is teaching. I would definitely recommend this course!

Jordan Doskotch Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I found Gary to be very passionate about the subject matter. His enthusiasm helped keep the class motivated and focused. A very good course!!

Nicole Cuddy Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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