Wilderness First Aid Course BCOC May 28-29, 2022
Tuition includes meals and accommodations at Bear Creek Outdoor Centre.

This 2-day skills based program represents the minimum standard of training for the outdoor leader, instructor, guide or recreational adventurer. It provides a practical perspective on dealing with common wilderness injuries through to life threatening situations.

The program is divided between classroom and practical skills, utilizing scenarios and simulations to enhance learning and develop effective interventions and competent patient care.

Topics Covered
First Aid and Wilderness Emergency Care
Leadership & Liability
Anatomy & Physiology 101
Principal Body Systems
Patient Assessment System
Scene Survey
Primary Survey – drills & practice
Secondary Survey – scenarios / drills & practice
Basic Life Support
Airway Management and CPR in the Wilderness
Traumatic Injuries
Head / Chest / Abdomen / Spine – practical scenarios
Shock: Recognition & Management
Patient Stabilization and Evacuation
Patient Positioning / Carries – drills & practice
Spinal Cord Injury Management – drills & practice
Wound Management in a Remote Setting
Guiding Principles
Short Term / Long Term Care
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Sprains / Strains / Fractures / Dislocations
Immobilization & Splinting Techniques – scenarios / drills & practice
Environmental Emergencies
Sudden medical emergencies, poisoning, Heat Illnesses / Hyperthermia
Cold injuries / Hypothermia – practical scenario
Drowning / Near Drowning
Allergies, Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine – practical scenario
Canadian Wilderness Medical Training
5/28/2022 8:00 AM - 5/29/2022 4:00 PM
Ages 14 and up
This session has openings
Registration will end on 5/27/2022.
Additional Fees:
Paddle Canada Member Discount
This discount will be activated upon verification of Paddle Canada Membership number.