Wilderness First Aid Thunder Bay April 22-23, 2023
Wilderness First Aid
This 2-day 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

Recertification Information
There is no recertification for this introductory program. Successful participants may chose to take this course every three years or they may chose to upgrade to the Advanced Wilderness First Aid level of training by taking an additional 2 day course within a year of the completion of this program.

Course Information
Course length: 16 hours

This Course is For
This course is for individuals who would like to begin thinking about the challenges when 911 is hours or days away. Be careful as this course just might be a gateway into a lifelong desire to know more about the human body and what can go suddenly wrong.

What You Will Gain
Participants will gain an understanding of decision-making in remote environments. Patients will learn to connect the mechanism of injury with potential outcomes for the trauma patient. Participants will learn to use resources effectively should evacuation be necessary.
Canadian Wilderness Medical Training
2023-04-22 9:00 AM - 2023-04-23 4:00 PM
Ages 14 and up
This session has openings
Registration will end on 2023-04-22 at 2023-04-22.
Additional Fees:
Paddle Canada Member Discount
This discount will be activated upon verification of Paddle Canada Membership number.