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A specialized first aid course designed for those who live or work in remote or wilderness workplaces or communities near Victoria.

Victoria Remote First Aid

Victoria Remote First Aid

A specialized first aid course designed for those who live or work in remote or wilderness workplaces or communities near Victoria.

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 - $325.00 Register Now
Recertification 12 hours - $225.00

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

FAQs

What is remote first aid?

Remote First Aid is a course designed for people who live, work, or play in areas where Emergency Services might not be immediately available. This is a 20 hour course that will focus on learning how to assess situations, determine priorities, and devise care plans that utilize a basic first aid tool kit, and your ability to improvise. Typically these courses are offered over a weekend - Friday evenings will be spent in a traditional classroom environment where participants get oriented with concepts and practice basic skills. Saturday and Sunday will be spent practicing skills and simulated scenarios at an outdoor location where you will be encouraged to use what’s available to solve practical problems. Key learning concepts include: Planning, prevention, and situational awareness, wound care, and environmental emergencies.

What do you learn in wilderness first aid?

Wilderness First Aid is a course designed for people who lead work teams or recreational groups in overnight or multi-day wilderness settings where Emergency Services might not be immediately available. This is a 40 hour course that will focus on learning how to assess situations, determine priorities, and devise care plans that utilize a basic first aid tool kit, and your ability to improvise. Typically these courses are offered over two weekends - Friday evenings will be spent in a traditional classroom environment where participants get oriented with concepts and practice basic skills. Saturdays and Sundays will be spent practicing skills and simulated scenarios at an outdoor location where you will be encouraged to use what’s available to solve practical problems. Key learning concepts include: Prevention, the health and wellness of the group, leadership skills, assessment, extended care and decision-making around additional supports required.

Who can teach wilderness first aid?

To teach Red Cross Wilderness First Aid you must complete the Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development steps. Depending on whether you are already a Red Cross Instructor, or teach first aid courses for another agency, you may have some of these requirement steps completed already! Alert First Aid is a Red Cross Instructor Development Center so please give us a call and we can discuss these steps with you.

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

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

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual Victoria

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)

 

Where to find us:

Visit our Victoria training courses here.

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

A-920 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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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:

Greater Victoria | Brentwood Bay | Central Saanich | Colwood | Esquimalt | Highlands | James Bay | Langford | Sidney | Sooke | Oak Bay | North Saanich | Metchosin | View Royal | Saanichton | Salt Spring Island | Gulf Islands

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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