First-Aid - Wilderness First-Aid 40hr Course - April 28-May 2

Friday April 28th to Tuesday May 2nd, 2017
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T’ashii Paddle School a Red Cross Training Partner is excited to bring Wildereness First Aid to the west coast. For the first time in Tofino BC a 40 hour interactive advanced wilderness first aid course offered by local first aid instructor Emre Bosut. This course is a must for anyone who spends up to 24-hours and more away from medical aid. 

40 hour Wilderness First Aid Certification is the standard for outdoor and wilderness adventure guides including assistant overnight sea kayak guides.

This course includes trip planning and preparation, adult, child and infant CPR (Level ‘C’), obstructed airway procedures, artificial respiration, use of an Automated External Defibrillator, prevention of disease transmission and wound management. Recognition and first-aid treatment for drowning/partial drowning, heart attack and stroke, allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, hypothermia, heat stroke, bone, muscle and joint injuries, poisons, burns, diabetic emergencies, head and spine injuries, evacuation, transportation and extended care will also be covered.

Looking To Re-Certify Your Current Wilderness First Aid Certificate?

If you hold a current wilderness first aid certificate with a recognized first aid provider, you can join the the first three days of the course and receive a re-certification from the Red Cross.  Our re-certification/ 20-hour course is $269+gst, follow the link to sign up.

What Is The Difference Between The 20 Hour And 40 Hour Course?

The 40 hour and 20 hour course are run in conjunction, and share the same first 3 days. Following the weekend the 40 hour course will specifically go more in depth into splinting, longer term care scenarios (over 24 hours from medical aid), monitoring of vital signs and packaging scenarios. Other advanced skills including how to rule out spinal injuries, reducing dislocations, realigning fractures, jaw thrusts and night scenarios will also be covered.

Certification Length

3 years



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