The American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course meets OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs standards and provides participants a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Participants will learn the importance of immediately establishing control of the scene and starting the primary assessment, how to do a secondary assessment, calling for help from a delayed-help perspective, evacuation of a victim, field assessment for injuries to the head, neck, back and spine, altitude illnesses including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), the contents of an adequate wilderness and remote first aid kit, heat-related and cold-related illnesses, field assessment for injuries to muscles, bones and joints, and controlling bleeding.
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Wilderness and Remote First Aid, valid for two years.
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