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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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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.

I loved how hands-on this course was. I was expecting to be taught right out of the book, so it was a pleasant surprise

Jackie Buchholz Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very energetic, entertaining instructor. I appreciated the clear explanations and demos - engaged the group very well. Probably the most enjoyable recert I've done...and I've done many!

Elizabeth Skanes CPR HCP, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Thanks Gary! I enjoyed the course and the scenarios. Thanks for the patience, I'm glad we had you for an instructor this year!!

David Broderson Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Very good course. I will feel much more comfortable and confident in my position as Emergency Night Responder. More peace of mind for me, thank you."

Gabriel DeMeas CPR C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Chris was great! Very enthusiastic, approachable and had a good sense of humour!

Paige CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I've taken first-aid courses before through other institutions & I think this one was absolutely top notch. Chris was charismatic & an incredibly effective instructor. 10/10!

Kim Carnes Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Best instructor I've had. Makes you feel really comfortable in the room, especially during scenarios. Light humor which makes it fun.

Alannah Ash CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was a lot more fun & interactive than I assumed. It was a good weekend.

Jessica Vos Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Totally enjoyed the recert course. I always come to Alert First-Aid despite living in Duncan. I'd love for more courses to be offered in the Cowichan Valley."

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

Awesome class & great delivery. Made it fun & educating.

Jen Slade Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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