Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness and remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. Whether you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, live or work in a wilderness or remote setting, or work as a professional rescuer — Red Cross offers specialized training to meet your needs.

The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program is one of the leading programs of its kind in Canada. Our newly updated program includes:

  • Fully updated course content and resources, including a take-home Wilderness & Remote Field Guide filled with pictures, protocols, and the latest techniques.
  • Learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.
  • Expanded course offerings, including a brand-new Wilderness First Responder level providing advanced first aid and CPR skills, leadership and rescue decision-making skills for professional rescuers who work and respond to emergencies in remote or wilderness settings.
  • Significant opportunities for hands-on learning with a significant portion of the courses taught in an outdoor setting so participants get the most effective learning experience possible.

Audience:

Suitable for those who wish to become professional guides, parks officials and/or work in fields such as recreation and ecotourism.

Environment:

  • Wilderness (3 or more hours from organized health care)
  • Challenging environments with varied risk levels

Planned Trip: Expedition/Multi-day trip

Care: Participants learn skills and strategies for providing extended care overnight to a few days

Key Learning Concepts:

  • Prevention; health and wellness of the group
  • Leadership skills
  • Assessment
  • Extended care and decision-making around additional supports required

Take Home Materials:

  • Wilderness & Remote Field Guide

 

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