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Advanced Adventure Medic/Wilderness First Responder Certification

Hosted by Camp Chief Hector YMCA | Facilitated by Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine

This 10-day, 80-hour course is the industry standard for outdoor professionals and advanced first aid for remote workers. Many organizations require this certification as part of their job qualifications. It is geared to guides and leaders, those who are going on extended and remote expeditions, or those wishing to work as professional ski patrollers.

Topics include: patient assessment system, body systems, environmental injuries/conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, backcountry medicine, and CPR.

Topics are covered in-depth and include simulations. The course is recommended for outdoor professionals, outdoor recreationalists and employess who are in the backcountry for days or weeks at a time. The premise of this course is that you may have to care for a patient over an extended period and advanced medical support is not immediately available.

This course is hosted by Camp Chief Hector YMCA and taught by Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine. This program is now recognized by Alberta Occupational Health & Safety as an Advanced First Aid certificate. There is a pre-requisite if you require the recognition by Alberta occupational Health and Safety.

RMAM certification is recognized throughout Canada (including the ACMG and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) and the United States. Successful students will receive an advanced first aid certification card from RMAM, which is valid for 3 years. You will also receive your CPR level C. Within 3 years, graduates must recertify by way of a three-day course to keep current.

Successful completion of this course is based on attendance (100% required), and performance on both written and practical final exams. Not everyone passes this course.

 

FULL COURSE (10 days) RE-CERTIFICATION (5 days) BRIDGE COURSE from 40hr WAFA (5 days)
Dates: Nov 19-24 AND Nov 26-30
Course Fee: $835
Dates: Nov 26-30
Course Fee: $505
Dates: Nov 26-30
Course Fee: $535
 

Accommodations & Meals: $628
Accommodations only: $350
(includes use of kitchen)

 

Accommodations & Meals: $314
Accommodations only: $175
(includes use of kitchen)

 

Accommodations & Meals: $314
Accommodations only: $175
(includes use of kitchen)

 

Course fees include all materials, use of advanced equipment and scenario gear. Mornings are devoted to lectures and exams. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions and first aid or emergency simulations. Evenings are free for study and assignments (readings and quizzes).

Accommodations are shared rooms with single beds or bunk beds. Bring your own bedding, towel and toiletries.

 

To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622