This course is designed for those who work or recreate in the outdoors, far from the assistance of the 911 EMS systems. It is for outdoor leaders and responsible wilderness users who know that accidents happen and that medical help may be days away.

This is not similar to a St. Johns or Red Cross Course!

The instructor will be Jim Ongena, he has been teaching wilderness medical courses throughout Canada & U.S.A. for the past 22 years and is considered the pioneer of Wilderness First Aid in Eastern Canada. He has taught over 100 courses since 1982.

November 5, 6 and 7.

DAY 1 – introduction (scope of this course), liability concerns, anatomy & physiology, body surveys – primary, secondary and vitals, cold injuries, patient moving, soft tissue injuries, shock, head injuries, improvised carries.

DAY 2 – review Day 1, drowning, fractures, dislocations, sprains, review CPR & obstructed airways, spinals, lightning, snakes, spiders and other nuisances, outdoor simulation.

DAY 3 – review Day 2, drugs, chest injuries, burns, heart attacks, strokes, first-aid kits and the major simulation.

Location:  Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail BC

Cost: $600

For information or to Register contact 250-486-7166 or

This course is certified for 21 credits.

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