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Wilderness Advanced First Aid

  • 14 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 17 Feb 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Fort Providence
  • 0


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Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture on the land. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, and improvised equipment on the land. 

Training is suitable for those who take people out on the land, including program leaders and guides. Part of the course is taught outside.

This course will be taught by Holly Kondreska. Holly is originally from the NWT, but she grew up in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and also in Kenya and France. Holly graduated from Lakehead University after studying in outdoor recreation and geography before eventually gravitating towards Paramedicine in 2000. She has combined both fields by providing medical care in Honduras, working locally in Northwestern Ontario during SAR operations and volunteering with the Red Cross for regional disaster relief. Holly has recently decided to go back to school to study French at Lakehead University while teaching with her company, Superior Edge Rescue.  Holly is an avid backpacker, climber, SCUBA diver and more recently has discovered the adventures of parenting as a single mother. 

For more information: https://www.wildmed.com/course-type/wilderness-advanced-first-aid/

Coffee and tea will be provided; however, participants are responsible for snacks and lunch. We will take a lunch break from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Sample Syllabus

Day 1 – Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support

Day 2 – Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints – Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 3 – Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 4 – Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion



*limited bursaries for registration fees available upon request

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Layered clothing and gear to spend hours on the land (snow pants, boots, neck warmer, hat, mitts, jacket, warm socks)
  • Clothing you don't mind getting dirty
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Any outdoor gear is greatly appreciated, such as skis, snowshoes, tarps, sleeping mats, etc. (only if possible)
To be considered fully registered we require 100% payment. 

For more information, contact Rachel Cluderay at rcluderay@nwtrpa.org | 867-669-8392

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, the NWTRPA must be notified of the cancellation by email. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date and time we receive email notification as follows:

  • Before 3 days of workshop date – 85% refund
  • Within 24 hours of workshop date – No refund


The NWT Recreation and Parks Association reserves the right to cancel any program or workshop. If such a situation arises, you will be notified as soon as possible (by email or phone call). In the event of a cancellation, you will be refunded all monies paid.

P. (867) 669-8375
F. (867) 669-6791

Contact Us
NWT Recreation and Parks Association
P.O.Box 841, 4908 49th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

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