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Wilderness First Aid

Course duration 40 hours (minimum 20 hours outdoors)

Completion 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade - written exam

Certification 3-year certification in Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED* digital certificate issued upon successful completion

Participants must be 16 years of age and in good health and physical condition.

Participants will learn comprehensive first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills, as well as skills required to plan, prevent injury and promote safety for themselves and peers while in a wilderness or remote workplace or community. Instruction will focus on developing leadership skills, assessment, decision-making skills, and strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Prevention, health and wellness of the group is a key focus. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

Recertification 16–20 hours; includes CPR Level C                                   

*where local legislation permits

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