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Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA Course)

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is a comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into challenging, remote environments. Wildernss Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. The course will prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.

Prerequisites and What to Bring

Students must be at least eighteen years old to participate in this course, or have parental consent.  Bring appropriate clothing for the location and time of year.  Remember that rain or shine, much of our time is spent outside.  You will also need pens, a notebook, and a stopwatch or watch with a second hand.  Review the Student Handbook on the Wilderness Medical Associates website for more information.  You will also need to provide your own lunch and a water bottle.

Date and Course Fee:  The full course will run over the 2 weekends of May 4, 5
                                       and May 11,12 2013 $475 incl. tax

                                       *Registration Deadline:  April 4, 2013*

To register for the course for the course you can either fill out an online registration form, download and submit a registration form, or call the office 519-716-0185 (ask for Jeff)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Introduction, Systems Based Critical Thinking, Infection Control, Patient Assessment System, Circulatory & Respiratory Systems Adult CPR, Basic Life Support

Day 2 - Case Studies, Nervous System, Spine Management, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Lifts, Moves, and Extrications, Splints - Extremities, Patient Assessment Drills

Day 3 - Case Studies, Thermoregulations, Bites and Stings, Lightning, Elective Topics, Wounds and Burns, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Improvised Patient Carries, Patient Assessment Drills

Day 4 - Case Study Review, Elective Topic, Backcountry Medicine, Medical and Legal Issues, Patient Assessment Drills, Simulations, Final Exam, Conclusion

Certification Recognition
Certification by Wilderness Medical Associates is recognized across the globe in a variety of professional settings,  Accreditation in Canada has been obtained by the Federal Government under their Human Resources and Skills Development act under the Ministry of Labour, and through several provincial Worker's Compensation Boards.  Wilderness Medical Associates is the only Canadian consultant to the Wilderness Medical Society in the USA.  Widely recognized across the country, and around the world, this is the highest caliber of course on the market.

Bridge for Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

* Course is Cancelled for 2013 *

The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification.

Prerequisites and What to Bring

Students must be at least eighteen years old to participate in this course, or have parental consent.  Bring appropriate clothing for the location and time of year.  Remember that rain or shine, much of our time is spent outside.  You will also need pens, a notebook, and a stopwatch or watch with a second hand.  Review the Student Handbook on the Wilderness Medical Associates website for more information.  You will also need to provide your own lunch and a water bottle.

Date and Course Fee:  The course will run over 4 days May 24 - 27, 2013    $475 incl. tax

* Registration Deadline: April 24, 2013 *

To register for the course for the course you can either fill out an online registration form, download and submit a registration form, or call the office 519-716-0185 (ask for Jeff)

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