Wilderness First Aid Basic Course Content (USD 119567)

  • Principles of First Aid and Safety/Emergency Scene Management
  • Artificial Respiration
  • One-Rescuer CPR
  • Choking
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Shock, Unconsciousness and Fainting
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Head and Spinal Injuries

 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

3 Days

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