Yellowknife Office
101-349 Old Airpot Road, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3X6

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2024 Jun 17 - 19


9:00 am - 5:00 pm





Wilderness First Aid (Yellowknife)

Wilderness First Aid trains the candidate with a better understanding of the patients critical systems of the body: skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine and muscular. As well, the rescuer must learn to factor and deal with delayed rescue, environmental conditions, limited resources, and multiple casualties. This training is appropriate for people driving between remote communities as it is for people working on the land.

Arctic Response Wilderness First Aid programs are developed in conjunction with rescue and medical experts from across Canada. Medical approval of this program is provided by Dr. K. DAVIS, Head of ER for Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario and the textbook used is approved by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). This program builds upon the best practices of a variety of program providers as well as rescue procedures from the Canadian Armed Forces.

The main teaching points of this program includes:- Fundamentals of rescue and scene safety

  • Triage
  • Victim survivability and dealing with death
  • Environmental injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Wound cleaning and treatments
  • Sustaining care
  • Medical conditions
  • Animal maulings
  • Aircraft crash trauma

Prerequisite: Due to the intensive nature of this course, candidates are strongly recommended to take an Intermediate First Aid course before Wilderness First Aid training.

Training will run from 9 am to 5 pm each day with an hour break for lunch.

Cancellations must be made 3 business days before training for a refund or credit. Cancellations with less than 3 business days notice are non-refundable.