Advanced Wilderness First Aid Course BCOC June 18-21, 2022
AWFA a Bear Creek Outdoor Centre. Tuition includes meals and Accommodations at camp.

This 4-day skills based program represents the minimum standard of training for the outdoor leader, instructor, guide or recreational adventurer. It provides a comprehensive and 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 – ‘The Big 3’
Practical Activities – Assessing CNS Function / Evaluating an Airway
Respiratory and Circulatory Systems Assessment
Patient Assessment System
Scene Survey
Primary Survey – drills & practice
Rapid trauma Survey
Secondary Survey – scenarios / drills & practice
Basic Life Support
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
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Sprains / Strains / Fractures / Dislocations
Immobilization & Splinting Techniques – scenarios / drills & practice
Environmental Emergencies
Heat Illnesses / Hyperthermia
Cold injuries / Hypothermia – practical scenario
Drowning / Near Drowning
Animal / Reptile Issues
Allergies, Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine – practical scenario
Acute Abdominal Pain
Medical Emergencies
Abdominal Assessment & History Gathering
Wound Management in a Remote Setting
Guiding Principles
Short Term / Long Term Care
Penetrating Injuries
Burns / Blisters / Eyes / Teeth
Practical Skills / Drills & Scenarios
Water Disinfection – What Works / What is Available
Medical Problems
Practical Scenario
Common Expedition Problems
UTI / Blisters / Constipation / Diarrhea / URTI
Recertification Information
Recertification of AWFA: to maintain an AWFA level of certification, you need to complete a two-day scenario based reassessment every two years.

Course Notes
This course can be used as the foundation course to upgrade to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Upgrade must be completed within 12 months of the original certification.

CWMT does recognize the training standards of other credible wilderness first aid providers and can recertify in accordance with our standards of care.
Canadian Wilderness Medical Training
6/18/2022 8:00 AM - 6/21/2022 4:00 PM
Ages 14 and up
This session has openings
Registration will end on 6/17/2022.
Additional Fees:
Paddle Canada Member Discount
This discount will be activated upon verification of Paddle Canada Membership number.