Advanced Wilderness First Aider
Intermediate level CPR & first aid for outdoor recreation and wilderness professionals who work closer to professional EMS.
Not the standard urban first aid training. The Advanced Wilderness First Aider course teaches participants how to respond to possible life-threatening emergencies and serious medical problems commonly encountered in the wilderness environment. The course practicals and scenarios are entirely wilderness oriented and many of the sessions take place outdoors. The course is very practical and intensive.
This course offers a higher level of training than the Wilderness First Aider course and is aimed at more serious adventure travelers and wilderness professionals who require a high level of training but are still closer to EMS response such as lodge based guides and supported trekking guides, etc.
If you are a high level remote operational adventure or nature guide we recommend you look at the Wilderness First Responder course.
Introduction to wilderness first aid & legal issues in wilderness first aid
Basic principles of first aid and safety, scene management
Anatomy and physiology, patient assessment
Intermediate CPR, AED, choking, shock, unconsciousness and fainting
Head and spinal injury
Wounds, bleeding, dressings and bandages, infection control
Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations, splints
Improvising splinting and traction
Seizures and epilepsy
Hypothermia, hyperthermia and other environmental conditions
Allergies and allergic reactions
Bites and stings
Patient lifting, self-extrication and transport
Calling for HELP in the wilderness
48 Hours - typically 6 full days
Custom programmes available
SA Department of Labour
NQF Level 3 aligned certificate
valid for 3 years
WMX Adv. Wilderness First Aider
Single booking: R6500.00pp
Group prices on request
Tuition; quality course notes;
CPR pouch; training equipment