Wilderness & Remote First Aid (Canadian Red Cross)

Canadian Red Cross

This 20-hour course is designed for people who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The course includes all information covered in a Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid / CPR-C course, plus special material focusing on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. This course also includes first aid strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. 

Participants will learn:

  • Planning and assessment
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Extended care
  • Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

The course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations.

Pre-requisite: None

Course Length: 20 hours (more than 25% of course taught in non-urban setting)

Certification: 3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR-C and AED

Course Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Skills demonstration
  • 75% minimum passing grade on written exam
  • Participants must be 16 years of age to be certified and be in good health and physical condition
  • Participants must provide instructor with valid ID
  • Participants must prepay to secure a seat in course

Take home materials includes a Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide.

For private groups of 8 or more please contact firstaid@turnergroup.ca for available dates.