Wilderness Medical Techniques         $245

This two and a half day session builds upon your Wilderness First Aid knowledge by simulating injuries and medical difficulties over a 48 hour period. Advanced training is provided covering all aspects of the Wilderness First Aid curriculum, and also introducing advanced techniques for:

  • Special airway management techniques

  • Wound cleansing and field treatment priorities

  • Rehydration

  • Emotional Illnesses

  • Medical emergencies and long term casualty care

  • Water procurement and treatment

  • Oxygen administration and respiratory concerns

  • Altitude concerns

  • Emergency shelter and fire, using the rule of threes

  • Camp Hygiene

  • Expedient navigation and map use

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Sources of nourishment

  • Vital signs

  • The wilderness medical chest

  • Self care

The majority of time spent on course will be during an imaginary emergency in a remote location. Subjects will be introduced as the scenario progresses. Selected readings, specialty equipment,  and Hands-on practical sessions will refine those skills you bring. If you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, particularly as a group leader, this is an excellent way to increase your skill and confidence levels.

Student will receive an introductory package beforehand containing a what to bring list. All participants receive reference materials, specialty items, and a familiarity with the processes involved in dealing with wilderness emergencies. All accommodations will be tent or shelter.

As this is an outdoor course dealing with advanced skills, the minimum age will be sixteen years . A waiver will have to be agreed upon and signed by each participant. No wildlife will be harmed during this course.

Remote Areas Emergency Medicine and Survival will accept no responsibility or liability for any injuries or losses due to improper behaviour. This is a wilderness area, and various wildlife should not be approached!!

The instructors for this course are experienced in First Aid, Remote Medicine and Wilderness techniques, bringing with them a minimum of twenty years experience. Some classes may be modified as they progress due to the unpredictability of nature and weather.

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