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RESOURCES

Wilderness First Aid—WFA

Dates for 2012: June 23/24

                           August 18/19

Cost: $175 + HST  + $5 membership fee

Wilderness First Responder (WFR)—Recertification

Dates for 2012:May 5/6

Cost: $175 + HST + $5 membership fee

This is a scenario based recertification program for people with at least 40 hours of previous training in wilderness first aid. Taught by a highly experienced outdoor leader and professional paramedic, this recertification program will focus on skills assessment through scenarios and patient assessments.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid—AWFA

Dates for 2012:August 4-6

Cost: $325 + HST + $5 membership fee

This program has become an absolute minimum standard for outdoor professionals, guides and instructors who work in a wilderness setting. Course content extends beyond urban-based first aid programs to include elements inherent in leading groups in the outdoors and guiding wilderness adventures.  The program incorporates appropriate interventions using hands-on, scenario based learning.

Modules include:

>> Wilderness emergency care

>> Leader responsibilities and liabilities

>> Body systems

>> Backcountry management of shock

>> Scene management

>> Patient assessment system

>> Wound management

>> First aid kits

>> Water disinfection

>> Traumatic injuries

>> Environmental emergencies

>> Musculoskeletal injuries

>> Medical conditions and emergencies

>> Common expedition problems

Outdoor simulations and practices are used extensively to develop new skills and support learning. Participants should bring clothing suitable for staying warm and dry at this time of year.

Program Delivery:

Outdoor Emergency Medicine delivers high quality wilderness first aid programs that meet or exceed industry standards.  All programs are instructed by professionals in the medical field with extensive emergency medical training and outdoor wilderness experience. 

Instructor Bio:

Lee Chantrell is a paramedic with a wealth of experience in outdoor leadership and managing risk in remote wilderness environments. A former expedition leader in Nepal and the Alps, a river operations manager on the Ottawa River, and more recently a practicing Advanced Care Paramedic, Lee integrates his teaching expertise with practical medical training and well-honed incident management skills.  Lee is a passionate instructor and certified educator who brings a professional, practical approach to the wilderness first aid training.



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