Program Highlights

Remote Responder, Rocky Mountain Adventure MedicineThe Remote Responder Program is a 24 hour Wilderness First Aid program consisting of 2 days  of classroom  instruction and 1 day of practical skills in a wilderness setting. This course is intended for the first aider who has delayed access to emergency resources in order to prepare them to manage emergencies in remote wilderness locations. This course is a great introduction to wilderness first aid and is suitable for those who work in a `non-standard` environment or for those who recreate in the backcountry. It is not suitable for those who will find themselves in a leadership or guiding capacity or 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 “Medicine for Mountaineering” and a Remote Responder 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 Remote Responder 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)
  • Backcountry CPR Guidelines
  • Wound management
  • Shock
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Heat
  • Cold
  • Lightning
  • Drowning
  • Extremity Trauma
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Head and facial trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Burn Management
  • Chest trauma
  • Bites, Stings, Poisons and Toxins
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Diabetes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Stroke
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Moving, packing and transportation
  • Outdoor First Aid Kits

 

Course Details

24 Hours
Remote Responder Certification including Level C CPR and AED training
16 Hour recertification course available. For information click here.
Alberta OH&S 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
$325 plus GST
University of Calgary Outdoor Program Centre – open registration
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures – open registration
Private Course Bookings

Public Courses

Sep
8
Fri
Remote Responder
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day

YamnuskaFriday Evening – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8:30am – 5pm. Mornings are devoted to lectures and quizzes. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions.

Oct
10
Tue
Remote Responder
Oct 10 – Oct 15 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoAn ideal course for the back country enthusiast and weekend warriors! This course is not appropriate or adequate for trip leaders, instructors or those undertaking extended travel in remote areas.
Tuesday/Thursday Evenings – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 5pm Field Day

Feb
27
Tue
Remote Responder
Feb 27 – Mar 4 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoAn ideal course for the back country enthusiast and weekend warriors! This course is not appropriate or adequate for trip leaders, instructors or those undertaking extended travel in remote areas.
Tuesday/Thursday Evenings – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 5pm Field Day

Apr
24
Tue
Remote Responder
Apr 24 – Apr 29 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoAn ideal course for the back country enthusiast and weekend warriors! This course is not appropriate or adequate for trip leaders, instructors or those undertaking extended travel in remote areas.
Tuesday/Thursday Evenings – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 5pm Field Day

May
25
Fri
Remote Responder
May 25 – May 27 all-day

YamnuskaFriday Evening – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8:30am – 5pm. Mornings are devoted to lectures and quizzes. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions.

Jun
8
Fri
Remote Responder
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

YamnuskaFriday Evening – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8:30am – 5pm. Mornings are devoted to lectures and quizzes. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions.

Jun
19
Tue
Remote Responder
Jun 19 – Jun 24 all-day

Outdoor Centre LogoAn ideal course for the back country enthusiast and weekend warriors! This course is not appropriate or adequate for trip leaders, instructors or those undertaking extended travel in remote areas.
Tuesday/Thursday Evenings – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 5pm Field Day

Private Courses

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Testimonial

I never got the chance to thank you personally at the end of the Wilderness First Aid Course that I took last week but I would like to thank you now. I enjoyed the course and liked your “laid back” approach to teaching the course, your stories about helping people in emergency situations will forever be imprinted on my brain.
Cheryl Calgary, AB
As the teaching vendor for our own Wilderness First Aid Program, Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine has consistently provided our students with the highest levels of quality instruction and professionalism.
Robin Executive Director, Calgary Area Outdoor Council