Wilderness First Responder Course BCOC May 9-15, 2022
This intensive WFR ( long days) includes meals and accommodations at camp.

The Wilderness First Responder is currently the requisite level of training for outdoor guides / leaders and other individuals who work or recreate in remote environments. These individuals may have a legal obligation to respond to emergency situations where life or limb threats may be immediate or evolving.

This advanced (72 hour) program integrates urban first aid training with the realities of a wilderness setting to develop comprehensive patient assessment skills and effective field management strategies. CWMT instructors build knowledge and confidence through a graduated series of practical scenarios and situational training by means of repeated practices, simulations and discussions of principles. We focus on a “hands on” approach to proficiency development. Based on student feedback, this has proven to be the most effective learning method.

Ultimately the Wilderness First Responder must be capable of recognizing and managing a wide variety of medical or traumatic conditions and additionally play a proactive role in prevention. Evaluation of skills and knowledge is done through quizzes, tests, case studies and ongoing practical testing.

Based on competency guidelines developed by the Wilderness Medical Society, this program identifies a selection of skill sets that define the first responder standard.

CWMT is a registered education centre for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, which in turn is endorsed by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Recertification Information
Both theoretical and practical lessons help the participant develop the knowledge base and necessary skill sets. After the initial training program, individuals may maintain their level of certification with a practical weekend. This gives individuals the opportunity to review concepts, practice skills and debrief training simulations. Participants are eligible for the weekend recertification clinics provided it is within 2 years of their last training date. If more than 2 years has lapsed between training dates, a 4-day upgrade course is required to maintain WFR certification.

Course Notes
Assessment Areas
Basic Life Support – CPR / Rescue breathing / Assessment
Managing a spinal injury – 1. Collaring 2. Rolling 3. Boarding
Criteria for clearing a spinal injury in the field
Recognition / Management – musculoskeletal injuries
Recognition / Management – soft tissue injuries
Rapid trauma assessment
Competency in relation to anaphylaxis / asthma issues
Vital sign interpretation – compensatory mechanisms
Common expedition injuries / conditions
Environmental emergencies – heat / cold related immersion
Common medical problems – seizures / diabetes / allergies / GI / disorders / headaches
Over the counter medications
Canadian Wilderness Medical Training
5/09/2022 8:00 AM - 5/15/2022 4:00 PM
Ages 14 and up
This session has openings
Registration will end on 5/8/2022.
Paddle Canada Member Discount
This discount will be activated upon verification of Paddle Canada Membership number.