Wilderness First Aid Level 2

Course Description

St. John Ambulance Wilderness First Aid is a comprehensive program for those who live, work and play in rural or remote areas. This specialized first aid and safety course focuses on how to take care of a casualty when medical help is more than 30 minutes away or unavailable.

The program focuses on adapting First Aid skills as needed, based on availability of supplies, the environment, and additional factors encountered in a remote setting. The program is intended to compliment wilderness survival training and does not replace that skill set.

The Wilderness First Aid Level II course is designed to fit into a 2-day format (with at least half the time being spent in an outdoor setting) that covers the following core elements with an additional 6.5 hours of elective elements chosen from a library of topics.

Participants will receive a Wilderness First Aid Level II certificate that is NOT assumed to meet any specific workplace requirement.

Course Availability
This course is available in the following locations
  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

What you should know

Duration
Duration
This is a 2-day course.
Prerequisites
Prerequisites

Standard First Aid + CPR-C or Intermediate First Aid + CPR-C.

 

Course Content
Course Content

Core elements:
 

  • Wilderness basics and planning trips  
  • Emergency scene management
  • Adult resuscitation
  • Severe bleeding, wound care, bites and stings
  • Medical conditions
  • Bone and joint injuries - recognition and manual stabilization
  • Environmental emergencies

 

Elective Elements:
 

  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Rescue carries
  • Wound care ‑ chest and abdominal injuries
  • Bone and joint injuries ‑ Splinting for transport
  • Multiple casualty management
  • Poisons
  • Dental emergencies
  • Aquatic emergencies
  • Altitude illness
  • Extended care
  • Evacuating the casualty
  • Critical incident stress
  • Psychology of survival
Delivery Method
In-class
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