The Wilderness First Responder Course is mandatory for outdoor professionals and is recommended for recreationalists who spend a lot of time in the backcountry. The 80 hour wilderness first aid course is often a prerequisite for employment in many organizations.
The following topics are covered in great detail: patient assessment, body systems, environmental injuries, anaphylaxis, patient extrication, patient carries, backcountry medicine, and of course CPR.
Where appropriate, the curriculum is taught and examined using simulation exercises. The course is recommended for anyone who leads adventure trips and those who are in the backcountry for days or weeks at a time and may have to care for a patient over an extended period. In the outdoors, emergency response time is not always quick.
This program is recognized by Alberta Occupational Health & Safety as an Advanced First Aid certificate and is an important distinction when choosing a wilderness first aid course. There is a pre-requisite if you require the recognition by Alberta occupational Health and Safety. Please see 'Certification Options' on the sidebar.