Wilderness first aid SIRIUS

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Sirius Wilderness Medicine provides wilderness first aid and safety training for those working on remote sites or travelling in wilderness environments. Unlike standard urban-based first aid courses, these programs are specially designed to cover remote medical emergencies that are beyond the reach of Emergency Medical Services or 911. Furthermore, they can be adapted to your specific needs and that of your group. These trainings are offered both in and outdoors in order to practice intervention techniques during simulations. With our in-house certified trainer, Ski Chic-Chocs is able to offer the following trainings:


Wilderness First Aid (20 hours)

This is a practical course designed for individuals working on remote sites or participating in outdoor activities within hours of medical assistance. This course provides participants with an introduction to wilderness first aid, with an emphasis on practical skills, decision making and dealing with environmental conditions. The Wilderness First Aid course may be modified to accommodate other elements of wilderness first aid, outdoor safety or leadership training.

Topics Covered

Patient assessment, shock, wound management, burns, fractures and sprains, environmental injuries, common medical problems, first aid kits.

Recertification

Certification is valid for three years. To re-certify this course, you must take another Wilderness First Aid (20 hours).


Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40 hours)

This course has become a minimum standard for outdoor professionals who work in a wilderness setting. Course content extends far beyond urban-based first aid programs to include elements inherent in working on remote sites beyond the reach of Emergency Medical Services.

Topics Covered

WFA theory and practice, with a special emphasis on accident scene management, group leadership, rescuer responsibility and liability, prevention of injuries, advanced first aid kits, wound management and managing the trauma victim.

Recertification

Certification is valid for three years. To re-certify this course, you must take a Wilderness First Aid (20 hours) before the expiry date on your card.


Bridge to Wilderness First Responder (50 hours)

Sirius has developed a special bridge course for those who would like to upgrade their certification from Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder. To be eligible for the Wilderness First Responder bridge course a participant must have obtained or recertified the Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification within the past 12 months.

Topics Covered

In addition to a brief review of material covered in the 40-hour program, the bridge course focuses primarily on the advanced material and skills included in the Wilderness First Responder program.

Recertification

Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take an Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40 hours) before the expiry date on your card.


Wilderness First Responder (80 hours)

This program is designed for search and rescue personnel, outdoor professionals working in remote settings and those requiring a solid foundation in wilderness pre-hospital emergency care.

Topics Covered

In addition to reviewing material covered in the 40-hour program, this program covers traumatic injuries, incident command, long-term patient care, leader responsibility and liability, advanced first aid kits, wound cleaning, evacuation procedures, helicopter safety, altitude, search and rescue, and working with Emergency Medical Services.

Recertification

Certification is valid for three years. To recertify this course, you must take an Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40 hours) or a Bridge to Wilderness First Responder course (50 hours) before the expiry date on your card.


Private trainings possible according to availabilities. Please contact us by phone at 418 763-3333 for further details.

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