Program Highlights

Backcountry Emergencies, Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine

Backcountry Emergencies is a 12 hour program that takes a practical approach to managing emergencies in the back country.  Course includes an evening classroom session and a full day of wilderness scenarios and learning. Participants will receive a course workbook and a certificate that outlines the course content. This course is not a “recognized” first aid course but is a practical application of first aid principles. 

Course Topics

  • Principles of Extended Care
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Assessment
  • Airway and Respiratory Management
  • Fracture Care
  • Wound Management
  • Spinal Care
  • Shock
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Heat Related Emergencies
  • Cold Related Emergencies
  • Packaging and Transportation or Bivouac and Stay
  • Outdoor First Aid Kits

Who should take this course?

  • Individuals just starting out working or playing in the back country
  • Individuals who are you looking for an opportunity to increase your skills but do not have a lot of time available
  • People who recreate in the back country but don’t tend to find themselves in a leadership role
  • Those looking to review skills they have learned on  a previous occasion

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Course Details

12 Hours
No formal certification given
University of Calgary Outdoor Program Centre – open registration
Private Course Bookings

Public Courses

Sep
29
Fri
Backcountry Emergencies
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoIf you don’t have much time and you don’t need a certificate, this is a great course for you! This practical 12 hour course looks at potential injuries and emergencies that may arise during your backcountry adventure and focuses on how to manage them effectively.  Note: This is a practical, non certified course

Friday 18:00-22:00
Saturday 09:00-17:00

Apr
6
Fri
Backcountry Emergencies
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoIf you don’t have much time and you don’t need a certificate, this is a great course for you! This practical 12 hour course looks at potential injuries and emergencies that may arise during your backcountry adventure and focuses on how to manage them effectively.  Note: This is a practical, non certified course

Friday 18:00-22:00
Saturday 09:00-17:00

Jun
8
Fri
Backcountry Emergencies
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoIf you don’t have much time and you don’t need a certificate, this is a great course for you! This practical 12 hour course looks at potential injuries and emergencies that may arise during your backcountry adventure and focuses on how to manage them effectively.  Note: This is a practical, non certified course

Friday 18:00-22:00
Saturday 09:00-17:00

Private Courses

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Testimonial

We have worked with RMAM for 10 years and then have ran our Wilderness First Aid, Swift Water Rescue and Outdoor Survival Courses. They are very passionate about what they do and we have full confidence in their teaching, skills and experience. We trust them to teach our clients how to be safe in the outdoors. We have come to rely on them as experts in the field and have can always depend on them to deliver.
Angela Program Coordinator, University of Calgary Outdoor Centre