Program Highlights

Compound Tibia Fracture, Rocky Mountain Adventure MedicineThe Adventure Medic Program is a 40 hour Wilderness First Aid program consisting of 3 days  of classroom  instruction and 2 days of practical skills in a wilderness setting (format may vary). This course is intended for the first aider who has delayed access to emergency resources and focuses on the long term implications for initial care, stabilization and evacuation of patients in remote wilderness locations. Suitable for those who work in a `non-standard` environment and for those who take on a leadership role in the back country. It is the “industry standard” for those who lead youth and adult groups in the outdoors. Not suitable for those who will be venturing into truly remote regions for an extended period of time with no additional help available to them.

Participants receive a course workbook, textbook “Wilderness First Aid – Emergency Care for Remote Locations”, and an Adventure Medic Wilderness First Aid certification. Use of all medical supplies required during the course is included. Participants will have the option to purchase first aid kit and/or supplies at a discounted rate during the course.

*For information on recertifying your Adventure Medic Certification click here

Course Topics

  • Principles of Backcountry Emergencies
  • Medical, legal and documentation
  • Communicable diseases
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Airway and Breathing Management
  • Cardiac Arrest and CPR
    • HeartSaver CPR & AED (Level C)
    • Back country CPR guidelines
  • Wound Care
  • Shock
  • Environmental Emergencies
    • Dehydration
    • Heat/Cold
    • Lightning
    • Drowning
  • Spinal injuries
  • Extremity Trauma
    • Sprains and strains
    • Fractures (pelvic and femur)
    • Dislocations
  • Head and facial trauma
  • Burn management
  • Chest trauma
  • Abdominal trauma

 

  • Bites, Stings, Poisons and Toxins
  • Medical Emergencies
    • Diabetes
    • Loss of Consciousness
    • Seizures
    • Heart Attack/Angina
    • Stroke
    • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
    • Asthma
    • Hyperventilation
  • Abdominal Emergencies
    • Appendicitis
    • Obstructed Bowel
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea and vomiting
  • Moving, packing and transportation
  • Outdoor first aid kits
  • Bivouac principles
  • Packaging and transportation

Course Details

40 Hours
Adventure Medic Certification including Level C CPR and AED training
20 hour recertification course available. For information click here.
Alberta OH&S as equivalent to Standard First Aid
BC- No equivalent (can gain equivalency at OFA 1 level)
Manitoba – First Aider 2
Saskatchewan – Class A Attendant
Yukon – SFA
University of Calgary Outdoor Program Centre – open registration
Private Course Bookings

May
6
Sat
Adventure Medic – Evenings/Weekends
May 6 – May 14 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoThe Wilderness first aid standard in terms of content and course length, this course is suitable for avid outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor activity leaders, teachers and instructors.  The program covers patient assessment and treatment; evacuation decision making; environmental emergencies and includes the latest CPR and AED standards. The course is presented by blending classroom theory and practice with two days for outdoor practical scenarios.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm – Sundays are field days

May
29
Mon
Adventure Medic – Days
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoThe Wilderness first aid standard in terms of content and course length, this course is suitable for avid outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor activity leaders, teachers and instructors.  The program covers patient assessment and treatment; evacuation decision making; environmental emergencies and includes the latest CPR and AED standards. The course is presented by blending classroom theory and practice with two days for outdoor practical scenarios.

Course Days as Follows:
Monday to Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Jun
14
Wed
Adventure Medic – Days
Jun 14 – Jun 18 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoThe Wilderness first aid standard in terms of content and course length, this course is suitable for avid outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor activity leaders, teachers and instructors.  The program covers patient assessment and treatment; evacuation decision making; environmental emergencies and includes the latest CPR and AED standards. The course is presented by blending classroom theory and practice with two days for outdoor practical scenarios.

Course Days as Follows:
Wednesday to Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sep
16
Sat
Adventure Medic – Evenings/Weekends
Sep 16 – Sep 24 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoThe Wilderness first aid standard in terms of content and course length, this course is suitable for avid outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor activity leaders, teachers and instructors.  The program covers patient assessment and treatment; evacuation decision making; environmental emergencies and includes the latest CPR and AED standards. The course is presented by blending classroom theory and practice with two days for outdoor practical scenarios.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm – Sundays are field days

Nov
18
Sat
Adventure Medic – Evenings/Weekends
Nov 18 – Nov 26 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoThe Wilderness first aid standard in terms of content and course length, this course is suitable for avid outdoor enthusiasts, outdoor activity leaders, teachers and instructors.  The program covers patient assessment and treatment; evacuation decision making; environmental emergencies and includes the latest CPR and AED standards. The course is presented by blending classroom theory and practice with two days for outdoor practical scenarios.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm – Sundays are field days

Private Courses Only

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Testimonial

I have just completed the 40-hour Adventure Medic course you offer through U of C. I just want to complement the instructor Matt Brosnan and the great teaching job he did for the group. He was very knowledgeable, conducted the classes in a great way to facilitate and maximize the learning experience. He had a good sense of humor and the way he explain course material was easy to understand. I would definitely ask for Matt when taking another course offered by your company and I would recommend him to my friends. The course itself was well designed as well.
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