Wilderness First Aid Advanced Course Content (USD:376480)

  • Principles of First Aid and Safety, Emergency Scene Management
  • Artificial respiration
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock, unconsciousness and fainting
  • One-rescuer CPR (Adult)
  • Child and infant resuscitation
  • General principles of fractures and the threatened limb
  • Specific fractures
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Joint injuries, strains and rescue carries
  • Chest injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Multiple Injury Management/Emergency Scene Management Triage
  • Diabetes
  • Pelvic, abdominal and crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Chest pain and paralysis
  • Fits, breathlessness and skin reactions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Environmental illness and injuries
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Behavioral problems
  • Water accidents
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Ethics related to emergency care
  • The First Responder and the law

Plus additional Wilderness Modules:

Remote Area Access to EMS/Rescue, which includes:

  • EMS Contact Numbers
  • Procedures to Alert EMS

Snake, Spider and Scorpion Envenomation, which includes:

  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Effects of Venom
  • Bite Prevention
  • Treatment and Aftercare

Environmental injuries and Illnesses, which includes:

  • Recognition of Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Treatment and Aftercare

Your Instructor will demonstrate all practical components, in detail.

Some of the practical modules will require your participation as this forms part of your acquisition of psychomotor skills.

Practical Assessment (In Classroom):

Using a skills guide, each student is individually assessed on the following:

  • CPR Techniques
  • Choking Management

Practical Assessment (Simulated Rescue Scenario outside the classroom):

Realistic scenarios with realistic injuries for gaining practical experience

  • Assess, diagnose, treat and stabilize an injured person ;
  • Use of a spinal immobilization device/stretcher
  • Safely secure and transport an injured person over a determined distance to an environmentally acceptable location

Theoretical Assessment

Written Exam

Course Duration

5 Days

Included in the fee: Learner workbooks, CPR Pouch with a mouthpiece & gloves, Certificate of Competency valid for 3 years.