Intro Wilderness First Aid w/CPR

Are you prepared to deal with someone who gets injured or sick in the backcountry? Our 2.5 day Intro to Wilderness First Aid course focuses on medical concepts and basic life support skills that will help you react in a backcountry emergency. Students will learn to improvise 1st Aid systems with a variety of common materials available to you on most outdoor activities, as well as certification in CPR. Intro IWFA is targeted to outdoor enthusiasts who participate on day or weekend trips.

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$275.00

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Canada West Mountain School uses Wilderness Medical Consultants for all Wilderness 1st Aid courses

Dates:

2018 dates:
September 14, 15-16, 2018
October 12, 13-14, 2018

Spring 2019 dates:
To be listed soon.

Wilderness First Aid courses are offered on a Custom basis as well, please contact us for details.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE ON DATES: Please note that the first date on the IWFA Course is an evening session from 4-9 pm. All other training days start at 08:00 am and finish between 4-5 pm, unless otherwise indicated by Instructors or in pre-course materials.
  • IMPORTANT - the Introduction to Wilderness First Aid (IWFA) course locations may vary from one course date to another, please ensure you confirm the correct location for your course date! Students are responsible for getting to and from the course areas on each day

    On day-1, the first class session will be held at one of our Classrooms. Most dates the class will be held at either our office/classroom at #240-400 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver (1 block up from MEC); or, at the West Vancouver Cricket Club in Hugo Ray Park, 1290 3rd St, West Vancouver.

    You will receive email instructions 2-3 days in advance of the course for the specific meeting points for the first day of your course. Both days of the course include indoor and outdoor sessions and will finish by 5 pm.

    Canada West Mountain School main office & classroom
    240-400 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver (1 block up from MEC)

    Classroom location for West Vancouver Cricket Club/Hugo Ray Park
    1290 Third Street, West Vancouver

    You will receive final meeting and location details for the class in advance. The Introductory Wilderness First Aid course will start promptly at 8 am on the first day of the course. There will be a break for lunch, and the course will end at approx. 5:00 pm each day. Street parking is available.

    The course will be split between classroom and field sessions, please come prepared for conducting field simulations outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Questions about Introductory Wilderness First Aid (IWFA) course

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    Is there a minimum age for participants taking the IWFA course?

  • Course Outline
    The Intro to Wilderness First Aid course includes CPR training on the first evening session. Each student will receive a CPR Level "C" certificate at the end of this session. Students who already posses a valid CPR "C" certification may request in advance to be exempted from this session. If you already have your CPR ticket, please contact us directly at CWMS E-Mail or by phone at 604-878-7007.

    • CPR "C"
    • Scene survey
    • Basic and Advanced Life Support
    • (A) Airway and C-Spine
    • (B) Breathing
    • (C) Circulation
    • (D) Disability
    • Extremity Injuries and Treatment (fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, splints, dressings, wound care)
    • Wounds – bleeding, dressing and bandages
    • Hypothermia
    • Hyperthermia
    • Immersion foot (Trench foot)
    • Burns
    • Allergies & Anaphylaxis
    • Animal encounters
    • Poison Ivy and Poison Oak
    • Drowning and Near-drowning
    • Carbon monoxide inhalation
    • Medical Illnesses
    • After Care
    • First aid kits
    • Legal considerations
  • Canada West Mountain School Medical Disclosure Form - CWMS MEDICAL form

    Canada West Mountain School Waiver - CWMS Waiver

    Please bring a printed copy of each form to the first class.