20 Hr AWFA Upgrade / Recert


20 Hr AWFA Upgrade / Recert


Be Better

This 20 hour upgrade course adds advanced treatment, leadership and management skills to your SWFA training, earning you a lovely Red Cross Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid certification.

Alternatively, if you already have an Advanced Wilderness First Aid, this two-day course will recertify you.

* You must have a valid Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid certificate or equivalent to register. Please contact us if you are unsure of your qualification.

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Advanced Wilderness First Aid Course Topics

Includes all Standard WFA topics, plus

Outdoor Leadership

  • Trip planning & preparation.

  • Forms, recording, & legal concerns.

  • Medical disclosure forms.

  • Client expectations.

  • Managing Multiple Casualty Incidents (MCIs)

  • Scene Command & Medical Leadership

Risk Awareness & Management

  • Human & Environmental Hazards Model.

  • Critical Incident Stress.

Advanced Medical Topics

  • Hemostasis & The Body's 7 Basic Needs

  • Advanced Airway Management

  • Rescue Breathing with a Bag-Valve-Mask

  • Advanced Asthma & Anaphylaxis Treatments

  • Advanced HemCon (tourniquets)

  • Pain management

  • Advanced Infection Management (wound packing)

Advanced Trauma Treatments

  • Realigning Fractures

  • Reducing Dislocations

  • Assessing & Discontinuing Spinal Precautions

  • Evacuation techniques with Spinal Motion Restriction

  • Considerations of care beyond 24 hours.

  • Altitude Emergencies

  • Climbing Emergencies