Program Highlights

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The 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

PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR AN UPCOMING PROGRAM

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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

$505 plus GST

University of Calgary Outdoor Program Centre – open registration
Private Course Bookings

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If you need to cancel your registration for an upcoming program, then the following terms will apply.

  1. If you cancel your registration 14 days or more prior to a program, all course fees will be returned to you except for a $25 administrative fee.
  2. If you cancel your registration less than 14 days prior to an upcoming program, then a refund will NOT be issued. Fees can be applied to another program that is being offered within 12 months of the original course date.*PLEASE NOTE THAT COURSE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MUST STILL BE MET
  3. No transfers are offered on or after 7 days prior to the course start date. A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all program transfers.
  4. In the event that Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine cancels an upcoming program, you will receive a full refund of your course fees.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: When you register for a program that is offered in conjunction with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, the University of Calgary or Camp Chief Hector, their transfer and cancellation policies are in effect since they handle course registrations. Their cancellation and transfer policies override the Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine policy.

Upcoming Courses

Aug
31
Mon
Adventure Medic – NEW DATES!
Aug 31 – Sep 3 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.  Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

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

                   PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE AT KAMP KIWANIS AND NOT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Sep
19
Sat
Adventure Medic – Weekends
Sep 19 – Sep 27 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. Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday September 19, 20, 26, 27 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Oct
16
Fri
Adventure Medic – Weekends
Oct 16 – Oct 25 all-day

YamnuskaThe 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 Dates as Follows:
Friday October 16 – 6:00 – 10:00pm   Saturday & Sunday October 17 & 18 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday October 23 – 6:00 – 10:00pm   Saturday & Sunday October 24 & 25 – 8:30am – 4:30pm

Nov
14
Sat
Adventure Medic – Weekends
Nov 14 – Nov 22 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. Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday November 14, 15, 21, 22 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Jan
23
Sat
Adventure Medic – Weekends
Jan 23 – Jan 31 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. Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday January 23, 24 & 30, 31 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Mar
6
Sat
Adventure Medic – Weekends
Mar 6 – Mar 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. Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday March 6, 7 & 313,14 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Apr
24
Sat
Adventure Medic – Weekends
Apr 24 – May 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. Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

Course Days as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday April 24, 25 & May 1, 2 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

May
13
Thu
Adventure Medic
May 13 – May 16 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.  Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

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

             

May
29
Sat
Adventure Medic – Weekends
May 29 – Jun 6 all-day

YamnuskaThe 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.  We have now placed some of the course theory online in order to reduce the amount of in class time.  The online course elements must be completed prior to successful certification.

Course Dates as Follows:
Saturday & Sunday May 29 & 30 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday June 5 & 6  – 8:30am – 4:30pm

May
31
Mon
Adventure Medic
May 31 – Jun 3 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.  Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

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

             

Jun
10
Thu
Adventure Medic
Jun 10 – Jun 13 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.  Due to COVID-19 we require that some theory review will be completed online, thereby reducing classroom based sessions to 4 days.

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

             

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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