Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training
SOLO Canada introduces you to back-country medicine and wilderness medical protocols on the Edge of Algonquin Park.
Specifically designed for the unique demands of back-country hiking and canoeing in Northern Ontario and Algonquin Park, participants will learn how to treat injuries when you are hours or days from a hospital. Also, you will learn how to give care in extreme environments of cold, heat, or altitude. This course focuses on working with limited equipment and improvising.
Feel secure & safe in your own abilities on multi-day wilderness adventures as a guide or participant.
- Hands-on training and simulations with theatrical make-up and video feedback
- Wilderness Medical Protocol Certification: Anaphylaxis
- Treatment including injection training, Advanced Wound Management, Modified CPR, Spinal Assessment
- Patient Packaging and Evacuation Techniques
- No Prerequisites, Heartsaver CPR recommended
Approximately nine hours will be spent in class each day (potentially outside, weather-dependent). We also go outdoors practicing scenarios of realistic emergency situations one might encounter on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park or on backcountry hiking trips. Participants must dress appropriately for the weather, rain, snow, or shine. Two hours or more will be devoted to homework each evening. Successful course participants will receive certification from SOLO Canada, a widely respected wilderness medical training organization.
The course begins on the morning of Thursday, April 20th. Participants coming from afar are welcome to arrive on the evening of April 19th.
Who is this for?
- AWFA is a required certification for all Northern Edge Algonquin adventure guides, and is highly recommended for anybody who wishes to deepen their awareness in guiding nature experiences.
- This course is also great for nature enthusiasts who wish to feel more comfortable adventuring outdoors with friends & family.
- Program Fee: $450/person
- Meals & Accommodations: $199/person/night
- April 20 – 23, 2017
- Training begins on the 20th, accommodation included for April 19th.
Director of SOLO Canada / Lead Instructor
Andrew is in charge of Risk Management, Training, and Recruitment at Wendigo Lake Expeditions. Andrew is a volunteer firefighter and first responder, a Red Cross First Aid Instructor and has recently become a nationally registered emergency medical technician (NREMT-B) in the United States. His efforts helped SOLO (the longest running wilderness medical program in the world) to extend their services in Canada.