Instruction Provided By Ridge Wilderness Adventures
Prerequisite: Wilderness First Aid 20 hour certificate, completed less than 12 months ago
Course Date: October 6th & 7th, 2018
Time: 830 am – 6:30 pm
Location: 719 Nanaimo Lakes Road, building 1196 (on the left at the top of the on Camp)
Equipment: Raingear and warm clothing in case of inclement weather, paper, pencil, bicycle or climbing helmet

Has this ever happened to you?
Honey, I chopped my hand with my axe!
Do you know what to do?

Course Description:

This course is an upgrade to the 20-hour certificate.

learn to assess and stabilize head and neck injuries!

learn to assess and stabilize head and neck injuries!

This course will prepare you to care for an injured person for more than 24 hours. We teach a minimum of 75% of the course outside. This creates a learning environment that reflects the conditions you will most likely experience in a real situation. This course has the Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED built into the course. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have these certificates built into your Advanced Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Course Content Exclusive to the Advanced Course

We cover the same material as the WFA course, but with AWFA, the material is more in-depth. On top of the Wilderness First Aid content, we include the following information:

  • Traction and Realignment of Fractures
  • Tourniquets
  • Pulse Checks
  • Helmet Removal
  • Jaw Thrust for People with Possible Spinal Injuries
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Criteria for Discontinuing Spinal Precautions
  • Altitude Injuries
  • Read more

In addition to the course content, we include basic shelter construction that is not part of the certificate. We include this because of the nature of the environment that you will be working and the relevance to the course content.

Ridge Wilderness Course Site

Course Fee: $234

The regular rate for the course is $259 + tax but the Island Mountain Ramblers are offering our members a subsidized rate. In addition, the club is paying the cost of taxes and the fee for the venue and PayPal fees.

Club Member Fee: $ 234

Choose your membership status:

More information:

Event Coordinator: Matthew Lettington

Cancellation policy

The course fee is refundable upon written confirmation of the cancellation at least 16 days prior to the Trip. 10%of the total is non-refundable.