Remote First Aid

(Formerly called Remote and Wilderness First Aid)

Duration: 20 to 24 hours                      

RFA offers a basic level of Remote First Aid that covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. Course also offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course (25-50%) is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training, and outdoor clothing. Suitable for those who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Course Content
• Planning
• Your health
• Assessment
• Airway emergencies
• Breathing and circulation emergencies
• Cardiac and respiratory arrest (includes CPR-C)
• Wound care
• Head and spine injuries
• Bone, muscle and joint injuries
• Sudden medical emergencies
• Environmental emergencies
• Poisons
• Extended care
• Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

Take Home Materials
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Field Guide
3-year certification in Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED

This course can be recertified by taking a 12 hour RFA Recertification course.