A specialized first aid course designed for those who work or play for extended periods in the wilderness.
What happens if help is more than a day away? Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training.
The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid (formerly Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid) is a 40-hour course designed for professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism. You will learn skills and strategies for providing extended care overnight to a few days through learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed 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.
Wilderness First Aid includes:
The Wilderness First Aid course includes the following materials:
If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Wilderness First Aid (formerly Advanced) course, we offer this course in the following locations:
Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Lantzville | Comox | Courtenay | Cumberland | Campbell River