Remote First Aid 20hr

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Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid (Formerly called Wilderness & Remote First Aid)- This fun and interactive 20-hour course is a must for anyone who is more than an hour away from medical aid. This course includes trip planning and preparation, adult, child and infant CPR (Level ‘C’), obstructed airway procedures, artificial respiration, use of an Automated External Defibrillator, prevention of disease transmission, and wound management. Recognition and First-Aid treatment for drowning/partial drowning, heart attack and stroke, allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, hypothermia, heat stroke, bone, muscle and joint injuries, poisons, burns, diabetic emergencies, head and spine injuries, evacuation and transportation, and extended care will also be covered. Participants spend the majority of the course doing hands-on First-Aid and participating in first aid scenarios. By practicing with scenarios, students gain confidence, learn to improvise and react in emergency situations.


Course cost includes a virtual Field Guide and certificate valid for 3 years.

PPE for the duration of the course (facemask, gloves, hand sanitizer)

Must have:

  • Weather appropriate clothing, with outdoor shoes. You will need to be dressed for the weather: wind, sun, cold, perhaps even snow. So please come prepared, and please no jeans/cotton if it’s a wet & cold day, unless you have no other options. Rain pants are ALWAYS a good idea.
  • Clothing you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Food (snacks & lunch) & water
  • Your Wilderness & Remote First Aid field guide (you will receive this on Friday!)
  • Something to take notes with

Nice to have for added course value (recommended):

  • Small insulation pad (to sit on/use in scenarios). AKA – insulation between you and the ground. Conduction (direct contact) is one of the major causes of heat loss! It can be a pad, piece of foam, or even a cedar bough out in the wilderness.
  • Any items you would normally carry (we will discuss how to improvise things we need)
  • Tarp
  • Small fire starter kit
  • Folding knife
  • Thermos of hot drink
  • Sleeping pad
  • Old sleeping bag or blanket you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Cool gear you want to show off!

Dates: September 10-12, 2021

Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm (Fri), 8:00am-4:30pm (Sat/Sun)

(Note different locations)

September 10 location: 920 Johnson St., Victoria

September 11 + 12 location: Eagle Beach Shelter at Elk Lake (beside rowing club)


Cost: TBA