TbayTel Events

BushWoman Workshop: Wilderness First Aid Course

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Minaki Yurt Adventures, Minaki, ON

Join BushWoman Workshops, Superior Edge Rescue and a handful of other keen women for a weekend of wild fun and education!

Holly Kondreska of Superior Edge Rescue is our instructor for the weekend. Holly is a First Aid Instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates, The Red Cross and Mental Health First Aid.

This is a certified course with Wilderness Medical Associates Canada: Internationally recognized credentials with a cutting-edge curriculum

Wilderness First Aid courses are based on real-life scenarios even including full makeup to add to the urgency and precautions you'd need to take in the outdoors. The majority of the course will be spent hands-on learning with a little homework and reading assignments.

A Wilderness First Aid course will benefit you whether you love the outdoors, work in remote areas, travel often, plan expeditions, go on solo trips, go camping, boaingt, hunting, fishing, or just wish to learn more.

Once successfully completed, participants will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid, as well as Adult CPR

On Friday and Saturday night, those brave enough to endure the cold can join Workshop coordinator, Alyssa Lloyd, armed with hot cocoa, searching for northern lights!

The Wilderness First Aid is a great course to have under any adventurer's belt, while also adding to your qualifications on a resume or in the workplace.

Read more about the course and workshop costs below!


Cost: $500 Per Person
Deposit of $250 required to hold your place

Included:
WFA Course
Course Material
Accommodations at Minaki Yurts

*Not Included:

Food, except for dinner on Saturday evening

Minimum course participants: 9
Maximum course participants: 12

Minimum age for participation: 16

Expectations: Dress warm, prepare to be outdoors, have clothing available that you don’t mind getting dirty (we use trauma moulage makeup/fake blood), bring a paper and pen and expect to have LOTS OF FUN!

Course topics are:

Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine

Customization

Patient assessment drills and simulations will be specific to the group, the environment, and the context of operations or the activities performed in the field.

Given the short duration of this course, emphasis is placed on hands-on activities, including PAS (patient assessment system) drills as a major learning tool as opposed to long lectures.

Certifications

This course is traditionally scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive Certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:
· Wilderness First Aid Guide
· SOAP Notebook;
· The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook

Evaluation

Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments and written quizzes, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam.

Prerequisites

Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

Housekeeping:

Check-In March 22: Anytime after 6pm
Check-Out March 24: TBD
Course ends (subject to change): Latest 7pm on March 24th

Due to the use of moulage/fake blood makeup, we will be taking extra care to clean up after ourselves, inside and out of doors.

Map

Minaki Yurt Adventures, Minaki, ON

Posted under Community.

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Add Event

You will be directed to our Events Dashboard to add events. For help click here.
Community Events terms of use.

Login