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Name: Wilderness First Aid (Mundy Park, Coquitlam)
Starts: Fri Nov 14, 2014
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Nov 16, 2014

Registration opens: Fri Oct 17, 2014
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Marcus Tomlinson
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Participant Information

This is a "learn & practice" style 20 hr Wilderness First Aid course designed for active outdoor adventurers that realize accidents happen and being prepared is important.  The emphasis will be on a combination of safe decision-making and proper First-Aid skills.

This course will be taught almost entirely outside, rain or shine, and includes a Friday evening session with CPR & AED training followed by two full days of short lessons and practice sessions.  There will also be a simulated multi-person accident Saturday evening that will last up to 2 hours.

BCMC members receive a $25 discount so the course fee is $200 per person (plus 5% tax).  Payment can be made online through the Spiritus Training site at a web address which they will provided later.

Refund policy: If this course is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.

Course topics :
• Wilderness and Remote First Aid vs. Urban First Aid
• Your Health – Body Systems, Water Disinfection, Preventing Disease Transmission, Hydration, Nutrition and Sleep, Advanced – Homeostasis
• Leadership – (Advanced) The Outdoor Leader’s Role and Responsibilities
• The P.L.A.N. – Check, Care, Call, Severity of Situation (Critical, Major, Minor), Getting Help (Communications and Signaling) and “Who is coming to get you?”
• Primary Survey – A, B, C’s
• Secondary Survey — Complete Assessment & SOAP NOTE
• Obstructed Airways — (Adult, Child, Infant) – Mild to Severe
• Breathing Emergencies – Hyperventilating, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Pneumonia, Chest Trauma including Flail Chest, Penetrating Injuries, Pneumothorax and Hemothorax, Advanced – Jaw Thrust and Rescue Breathing.
• Circulation Emergencies — CPR (Adult, Child, Infant) – Backcountry Realities of CPR and AED, Heart Attacks (MI), Angina, Stroke (CVA) and Mini Stroke (TIA), Shock and Backcountry Management of Shock, Deadly Bleeding, Advanced – Tourniquets.
• Head and Spinal Cord Injury Management – Immobilization, Inline Stabilization, Improvised Collars/Backboards, Evacuation Issues and Techniques, Concussions, Helmet Removal, Advanced – When to Discontinue Spinal Precautions.
• Minor Head Injuries — Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, Dental Injuries
• Wilderness First Aid Kits and Supplies
• Soft Tissue Injuries – Wounds (Types), Wound Irrigation and Dressing, Burns, Infection, Crush Injuries
• Musculoskeletal Injuries – Sprains, Strains, Fractures, Closed vs Open, Splinting Principles, Advanced – In-Line Traction and Reduction of Fractures and Dislocations (Shoulder and Digits)
• Medical Conditions – Poisoning, Allergic Reactions, Seizures, Diabetes, Stroke, Childbirth, Gastrointestinal vs. Acute Abdominal
• Environmental Emergencies – Thermoregulation – Hypothermia and Hyperthermia, Cold Related Injuries, Water Related Injuries, Lightning, Altitude Illnesses and Water Related Injuries.


• Second Aid and Evacuation – Ground / Water / Helicopter, Basic Priorities (Shelter, Warmth, Water, Food), Mental Health, Personal Hygiene for Immobile Injured People, Cleanliness and Monitoring.
• British Columbia Trip and Safety Issues
• Course Debriefing and Exam 

There will be a short multiple-choice exam at the end and the WRFA certification is good for 3yrs.  Please visit the Spiritus Training website for more course information.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the event organizer.

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