This Wilderness First Aid course is designed for people who spend time in the wilderness and encounter the associated risks. While the types of illnesses and injuries addressed are similar to Basic First Aid, more advanced and improvised techniques are taught allowing participants to manage environmental hazards and the expected delay in reaching hospital care.
This First Aid course is designed to teach participants to prevent, recognize, and treat the following illnesses and injuries:
Soft tissue injuries such as cuts, abrasions, and impaled objects Eye and Facial injuries Shock Head trauma Sprains Fractures Burns Severe allergic reactions
Lightning Poisoning Bites and stings Heat exhaustion Hypothermia, Heat exhaustion and Heat stroke Frostbite Infections/Long-term wound care Dressing for survival
This course uses real-life scenarios to dramatize illnesses and injuries. It also allows the participants to repeatedly practice in a simulated stressful situation and therefore integrate the skills learned during the classroom format.
It is recommended to take CPR alongside this course.