FIRST AID COURSE – Wilderness First Aid (Certified but not SETA accredited unless required by client)
This is an expanded first aid course that is focused on the remote setting. It is excellent for people who find themselves in austere and remote environments or who like to adventure a few hours from emergency assistance. This course is a great learning experience for any bush lover, 4×4 and adventure enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys hiking, camping or fishing.
The weekend practical dates are held about 1.5 hours drive outside JHB, travel costs are for the client but accommodation (in tents or rudimentary bunks is provided, basic meals are provided for the camping portion and it is recommended that participants bring any special food requirements for the weekend away).
Survival skills and basic bush-craft bolt-on experiences are also available on request
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