FIRST AID COURSE – Wilderness First Aid (Certified but not SETA accredited unless required by client)
Adventurers, Guides, Hikers, Climbers, Mountaineers, Divers or anyone that is employed and working in a remote setting.
Basic care for common wilderness injuries or sudden illnesses until advanced medical care can take over. Handling emergency situations in a remote setting; basic disease transmission precautions; recognizing and caring for bleeding, wounds, immobilizing of fractures and joint injuries.
- CPR manikins
- Advanced LIFESIM manikin
- Spinal Motion Restriction equipment
- All medical consumables
- Various types of bandages, splints, gloves, CPR devices, etc.
- Principles and First Aid and Safety
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Emergency Scene Management
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Choking and Airway Obstruction
- Assessment of a Patient
- Dressing and Bandages, Burns
- Head and Spinal Injuries
- Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes
- Environmental Emergencies:
- Hyper- and Hypothermia
- HAPE and HACE
- Bites and Stings
- Unconsciousness and Fainting
- Convulsions and Epilepsy
- Contents of a Wilderness First Aid Kit
- HIV/AIDS, Cholera / TB
- Eye, Ear and Hand Injuries
- Patient Spinal Motion Restriction
An AIEM certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the course, a written and practical assessment are required in order for this certificate to be issued.
SAQA accredited content for the US 119567 or for an advanced level: US 376480 is used, however SAQA accreditation is only applied if there is a requirement for this, and should be discussed on a course by course basis (this includes additional content and more notional hours as well as development of a portfolio of evidence).
Course Duration: 5 Days (3 day theory and 2 day practical in a wilderness setting)
WFA manual is provided in an e-book format for the course