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Overview:

Learn how to cope with the type of medical emergencies that can happen in the wilderness.

Purpose:

To learn the first aid skills you might need when 911 is not an option.

Topics:

  • panic avoidance and crisis management,
  • leadership and decision-making,
  • wound care management,
  • improvised stretchers,
  • splinting,
  • design and contents of a good first-aid kit,
  • evacuation versus rescue initiation, and,
  • the top 20 causes of serious injury and death in the wilderness, e.g. hypothermia, heat-exhaustion, dehydration, lightening, insects, and environment related problems and mishaps. 

The notion of "extreme outdoors sports" will be discussed and analyzed. 

Duration:

Normal format is:

  • a 9-hour seminar, or equivalent evening sessions, and,
  • a 9-hour field lab.

Several optional formats are available for this program (contact us with your request):

  1. 1-Day Basic Wilderness First Aid course, held in a wooded setting.  $75 pp
  2. 2-Day Advanced Wilderness Safety Program, 1-day classroom + 1 day field practical. $125 pp
  3. 2-Day Advanced Program, including CPR-C/AED Heart & Stroke. $150 pp
  4. 3-Day Advanced Program, including Standard First Aid + CPR-C/AED. $199 pp

Misc:

Course manual available at the first session, $24.95.
A practical field laboratory will include assessments of several realistic wilderness mishaps.
Optional certification in C.P.R (Heart and Stroke) will be available at an additional fee of $99.00.

 

Site Start_Date Classes Outing_days Outing_dates
Humber College 2017-Apr-29 0 2 Apr 29-30
Robertson Tract, Milton 2017-Apr-09 0 1 Apr 9
Humber College 2017-Apr-08 0 1 Apr 8

 

 

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