This four-day course is a recertification for those that already have the Wilderness First Responder certification. Recertification is required every three years. This course can also be used as a bridge course after taking your Wilderness Advanced first aid course in order to achieve the First Responder level.

The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Current WMA International Wilderness EMS Upgrade students may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification.

**If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMS Upgrade certification it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**

Description

This course is presented in 36 to 40 hours over 4 days. Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to outdoor practical skills and scenarios. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies. Sessions may be videotaped for enhanced learning.

Day 1: Registration/Introduction; Review Pre-course Study Packet; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory/Respiratory Systems; PAS Drills; Basic Life Support (Healthcare Provider-level CPR)

Day 2: Quiz/Case Studies Review; Nervous System; Spine Management; Musculoskeletal; PAS Drill; Dislocations; Patient Immobilization; Litter Carries and Belays; PAS Drills

Day 3: Quiz/Case Studies Review; Emergency Childbirth; Allergy & Anaphylaxis; Altitude or Diving; Frostbite; Near Drowning; Search and Rescue; Traction Splints; Improvised Litters; Simulation and Debrief

Day 4: Case Study Review; Backcountry Medicine; Toxins; Medical Kits; PAS Drills; Written Test; Skills Testing; Conclusion

What You Will Learn

  • Registration/Introduction; Review Pre-course Study Packet; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory/Respiratory Systems; PAS Drills; Basic Life Support
  • Nervous System; Spine Management; Musculoskeletal; PAS Drill; Dislocations; Patient Immobilization; Litter Carries and Belays
  • Emergency Childbirth; Allergy & Anaphylaxis; Altitude or Diving; Frostbite; Near Drowning; Search and Rescue; Traction Splints; Improvised Litters; Simulation and Debrief
  • Backcountry Medicine; Toxins; Medical Kits; PAS Drills

Price p.p. from:

$550 

plus taxes

Dates

April 29–May 2, 2021 Sold Out!

Course Prerequisites

Please contact us with any question related to these trip prerequisites.

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid

 What's Included

Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.

Included

  • The field guide of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine
  • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine: A practical guide for the basic and advanced practitioner
  • WFR Class Notes
  • Wilderness Medicine Workbook
  • SOAP Notebook
  • 4-days of medical training

What's Not Included

  • Accommodation on site (Available for $75/pp)
  • Meals (You will have access to a shared kitchen pavilion)

What You Should Bring

A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.

  • Warm clothes for scenarios outside
  • Notebook and stationary

Price p.p. from:

$550 

plus taxes

Dates

April 29–May 2, 2021 Sold Out!

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 Course Location

Ontario Sea Kayak Centre

Parry Sound, Ontario

We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.

Driving Directions Address: Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
6 Harmony Lane
Parry Sound, ON

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Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
Parry Sound, Ontario

We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.

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Really happy to have rolled 4 out of 5 times in a row thanks to James' & Scott's guidance. Interesting how I learned a vital tip from each one of you.

Clarke S.

 International Visitors

We are more than willing to accommodate you in any way that we can.  Contact us to see how we can help!

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Paddle Canada kayak courses. Please email or call us 1-905-399-1216


We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this trip or about any of our other trips or courses.

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