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Wilderness & Remote First Aid for Sea Kayakers

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 5:00pm

Wilderness & Remote First Aid for Sea Kayakers
Location: East Coast Outfitters. Lower Prospect, NS
Intended for individuals who participate in life outside the immediate access of EMS, the Wilderness & Remote First Aid program of the Canadian Red Cross is an enhancement of Standard First Aid concepts to meet the demands of remote environments. Through reality-based scenarios, participants experience how and why WRFA applies a higher level of care. Beyond understanding the differences in practice between WRFA and traditional first aid, participants explore remote first aid realities and learn essential leadership, application of principled approaches, and management of environmental threats. Emphasis is on practical skills, decision making, and dealing with the outdoors.

Traditional first aid is founded on the assumption that you have easy access to emergency services and will be managing illness and injury only in the short-term. The ramifications of time and distance on the outcome of a situation in the backcountry necessitates that the responsible wilderness provider understands the differences inherent in managing care.

This course is sea kayak focused put on in conjunction with the ECO sea kayak guide training program. 

Re-certs welcome. 

Register info:

Cost: $250 plus HST. Recerts: $150 plus HST

The general schedule for the weekend

Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 9 - overnight trip
Sunday: wake up! - 5

Kayak and camp gear, food and meals for each day are not included. 

Put on by Adventure and Safety Atlantic

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