At Canadian Outdoor Med, we specialize in outdoor first aid training and risk management programs for professional organizations in BC. We believe outdoor professionals, such as guides, search and rescue members and ski patrollers deserve training delivered in the environment they work in by experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
Our Professional Outdoor First Aid training division offers an “a la carte” version of first aid education by providing your organization with exactly what it needs, and more. We currently offer directly or in partnership the following curriculums - WAFA/AWFA, WFA, WFR, OEC, OFAIII, and CPR. We also offer 2-4h training clinics on specific topics, including the recent recommendations for PPE use for rescuers. In a blend of online and face to face clinics, we promise to deliver a memorable training experience to your group.
Contact us now to start the process. We are confident we can find a way to meet your first aid training and risk management needs.
This online course is designed as a stand alone 16 hour Wilderness First Aid course, or the classroom portion of a 40 hour Wilderness First Aid course.
The self-paced program includes a variety of online learning tools, such as lectures, videos, articles, short power points, etc. Upon finishing all modules, you will receive a proof of completion.
Please note, to obtain a certification you must complete an exam (online or face to face) for the 16 hour course, and for the 40 hour course to attend a 2 day evaluation and skills field day in your environment to solidify learning (schedule to be announced).
To assist professionals who need a WFR recertification for the summer of work, we are offering a 9 month WFR extension fully online. Click below for more info.
Exciting news! We've launched a new online learning platform and a YouTube channel. Stay tuned for more updates!
Matthew Smith from Canadian Outdoor Med rides in Squamish with Remy Metailler on a trail Remy has made famous: Gouranga. Follow along for a conversation about risk management for mountain bike instructors and guides.
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