First aid training in wild and remote areas is a 20-hour training given over one evening and two days with at least five hours spent outside. This course prepares participants to provide care and assistance to a person in need for a 24 hour period. This course is primarily for people who live or play in remote areas, particularly at a great distance from a hospital or any medical assistance.
This course covers the topics covered in the Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR course, adding techniques for action in remote areas and to provide long-term care for up to 24 hours.
Overview of the material covered in this training
- Preparation and planning
- Your health
- What is the P.L.A.N.?
- Airway emergencies
- Breathing and circulation emergencies
- First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Head and spine injuries
- Bone, muscle and joint injuries
- Wound care
- Cold- and heat-related emergencies
- Environmental situations
- Medical emergencies
- Evacuation and transportation
- Extended care
- Cost: $249 + tax / person
- Duration: 20 hours
- Dates and location: No schedule available for 2016 yet
- Certification: A 3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED upon successful completion of this course. For more details on this course, see the information sheet of the Red Cross.