This course has no prerequisite.
If you want to use this course for a job requirement, you'll have to verify their workplace specific requirements. (The majority of workplaces will require an Standard/Intermediate First Aid/CPR Course).
This Wilderness First Aid course and certificate provides you with knowledge beyond intermediate first aid, including what to do when you are dealing with an emergency and help may not be available for an extended period of time.
We will be using real life scenarios and the course will be hands-on.
This course, like all Backcountry Women events, is for adult women participants only. (We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, transgender, femme/feminine, genderqueer and non-binary.)
Duration: 12-14 hours
Course hours & arrival time: The course runs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (approx.). Please arrive at 8:45 am to get checked in as the course will start promptly at 9:00 am. Give yourselves extra time to park and locate the classroom.
Date: Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27
Location: Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 avenue de la Cathédrale (in Saint-Boniface) - specifc room details will be sent via email to registered participants closer to the course.
We will have two 15 minute breaks and an approximately 45 minute lunch break. You can bring a bagged lunch and please note we must clean up after ourselves.
The course includes books and wilderness first aid certificate.
Be ready to provide first aid procedures in life-threatening situations in remote and challenging environments. Our Wilderness first aid differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. You will be prepared for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
This 2 day course will cover all modules in the Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED course plus Lifts, Moves, and Extrication; Thermo-regulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Improvised Patient Carries and Patient Assessment Drills
Backcountry Women activities will require you to complete a waiver form prior to joining an activity. If you've never signed one electronically - Review and sign the waiver here! We'll keep in on record for future activities you join.
Please complete the registration form below to attend (be sure to register using a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS). You will automatically receive an email confirmation following successful submission of this form. Please save these emails in a separate email folder in case you need to refer to them later or contact the organizer! Follow up emails will be sent closer to the event.
NO SHOW POLICY:
Fees paid are non refundable and are not transferable to other events. Refunds are available only if we cancel an event. This policy exists to ensure we can continue offering these activities, and it has been implemented in order to be fair to everyone (including organizers and other participants). An exception for this course may be made in an emergency situation in regards to a refund, minus the cost of books/certificate/license.
Although we do not offer refunds, if you can no longer make it to an event you registered for, you do have the option to sell your spot in the event. You may arrange this in several ways 1) check if we have a waitlist of people for the event, no less than 24 hours prior to the event 2) ask friends in your network or the members in the Backountry Women Facebook group to take your spot. Arrange for them to pay you directly for your spot.
For options 1 & 2, the following must be completed in order to arrange this:
– reply to your event registration confirmation email to get in touch with the organizer (this is the contact that also shows up on your screen after you’ve successfully submitted this form online)
- let the organizer know information about the person who is taking your spot: their first & last name, email address, phone number must be provided.
Please make sure you communicate with us regarding any changes in your attendance or registration by replying to the confirmation email you will receive automatically upon successfully registering (be sure to register using a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS).
Another note in regards to our no show policy:
Spots in our events are limited. If you repeatedly register for events and then cancel with short notice/ without a valid reason, this is not without consequences, so your access to future events may be limited. You will receive a warning if you've been flagged for this behaviour. Registering to participate in something means you're committed to attend unless there's an urgent matter causing you to back out. Also, please do not contact us requesting a refund or free space in a future event as a substitution – the policy and your options are clearly stated above.