Remote area personnel and outdoor trip leaders often require a more extensive training program than an Urban First Aid course. The WFAA 50 hour Wilderness First Aid course will give you extended knowledge and skills to deal with situations that may occur whilst in a remote location.
This five day course focuses on stabilisation, treatment and evacuation guidelines of patients in remote & backcountry environments. More emphasis is placed on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation.
The WFAA five day Wilderness First Aid course utilses theoretical and practical knowledge and skills as a means to ensuring all participants are deemed competent should they have to respond to an emergency situation. Knowledge and skills.
Units of competancy acheived upon successful completion of all assessment tasks:
The units listed below are in completion of the new SISSS00108 - Wilderness First Aid Skill Set and endorsed by Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) and National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS):
HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
SISXOHS101A - Follow Occupational Health and Safety Policies
SISOOPS305A - Provide First Aid in a Remote Location
SISXEMR201A - Respond to Emergency Situations
SISXEMR402A - Coordinate Emergency Responses
Students will undergo:
- 75 multiple choice question WFA written test
- CPR practical test
- WFA practical test
Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with an (50hr) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certificate valid for three years, a CPR certification card valid for one year and a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment.