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WILDERNESS ADVANCED FIRST AID (WAFA) Squamish BC
March 18 - March 19$495.00
Join us for a 40h – Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) + CPR-C
Best for: Front and mid-country guides and recreationists
Delivery: 20h Online Learning and 20h face to face (2 days)
Textbook: Wilderness First Aid – Emergency Care in Remote Locations, 5th ed.
Certification(s): 40h WAFA by Canadian Outdoor Med and CPR-C Lifesaving Society
Industry recognition: Recognized by PMBIA for mountain bike coach certification, and various other guiding groups. Possibility to add on an OFA1 certification.
This 40-hour wilderness advanced first aid course focuses on the basics of managing life and limb threats in remote environments, with a focus on the injuries common to various sports such as mountain biking, ski touring, climbing, and rafting.
The training also includes prevention and treatment of common environmental problems like hypothermia and heat-related illnesses, as well as covering common medical emergencies, choking, drowning and includes a CPR-C certification from the LifeSaving Society.
Our curriculum is based on the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) guidelines and the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative (WMEC).