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Advanced Wilderness First Aid - Bridge from Basic


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Please note that this course requires an overnight excursion, and students will be responsible for their own personal camping equipment. This includes:

- Tent/Bivy
- Sleeping bag and pad

Stoves, fuel and dinner will be provided to each participant by BFA. We have gear to rent should a participant need anything.

As this is a bridging course, students will be required to show current certification in basic wilderness first aid from Canadian Red Cross prior to taking this training.

About the training: This course reinforces key techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam

3-year certification in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED
Course Content

Your health
Airway emergencies
Breathing and circulation emergencies
Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
Wound care
Head and spine injuries
Bone, muscle and joint injuries
Sudden medical emergencies
Environmental emergencies
Extended care
Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person