Wilderness First Aid- Blackwood
October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:30 pm$595
|Course||Wilderness First Aid|
|Date(s)||14-16th October 2022|
|Venue||Blackwood Outdoor Specialist School, VIC|
|Address||1015 Greendale-Trentham Rd, Blackwood, VIC. 3458|
|Materials||ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1|
|Meals||Self catered - full kitchen, cold storage and cooking implements/utensils provided|
|Accom||Bunkstyle accommodation 14th and 15th October ONLY
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO accommodation available the night before the course starts.
If you require accommodation the night before the course starts you can make a booking at the Blackwood caravan park:
|Venue fee||$90-including accommodation|
|Times||ALL students are required to enrol at 7.45am Day 1 of the course.|
|Timetable||8am to 5.30pm each day (except Day 1)|
|NIGHT SCENARIO||NOTE - This course involves a night session Saturday 15th October 2022 which commences 7.30pm & concludes approx 10.30pm|
This program trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.
The curriculum includes standards for urban and extended patient care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorisation of lists.
This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical first aid and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. CPR/AED is included in this course.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS ONLINE PRE-COURSE WORK THAT WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE COURSE START. THIS WORK TAKES APPROXIMATELY 12-16 HOURS.
NOTE: The Safe Work Australia First Aid Model Code of Practice requires employers to ensure that their nominated first aiders attend training on a regular basis to remain current. The Code of Practice recommends that refresher training in CPR/AED should be undertaken annually from the date of issue and first aid qualification should be renewed every three years from the date of issue to maintain currency.
Students will undergo:
- 100 question multiple choice WFA/LWFA written test
- CPR/AED practical test
- WFA/LWFA practical test
Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, students will be issued with a Nationally Accredited 'Statement of Attainment' provided by Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS) RTO # 45354 - https://www.ails.edu.au/
Students will also recieve a (50hr) WFAA - Wilderness First Aid OR (60hr) WFAA - Leaders Wilderness First Aid (LWFA) certificate of attendance.
- WFAA SUPPLIES A LIMITED AMOUNT OF GEAR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!
To ensure ALL students get the most out of their learning participants should bring ALL their own personal equipment (not limited to the list below) to gain a lot stronger understanding and familiarity with how to respond in an emergency situation.
What to Bring (minimum)
- Warm/appropriate clothing to be outside. Please DO NOT wear your best outdoor clothing as you will be outside on the ground and stage makeup will be used which can stain if no washed.
- Sleeping bag
- Foam mat, Thermorest, insulation
- Wet weather gear
- Small tarp, tent flye, hootchi, (some sort of shelter protection)
- Sun protection – 30+SPF/Zinc
- Water bottle
- Pen, paper
- Watch with second hand
- 2 x spare jumpers and t-shirts for padding for splints
- Walking poles, paddles - gear you would normally have with you outdoors that you can use to improvise splints
- If the course has an accommodation option, please bring sleeping bag/linen, pillow and towel, etc.
To maximise participant learning ensure you wear OLD clothing, it may be a good idea to source clothing from a second hand clothing or ‘Opportunity Shop’ before hand. Throughout the course we use stage makeup and it states that it does not stain clothing/material this may not always be the case.
- Please bring a packed lunch and snacks, as breaks are short and most venues do not have food available close by.
- Introduction & Medical Legal Issues
- Patient Assessment & Basic Life support
- Traumatic Injuries
- Spinal Injury
- Rolls & lifts
- Wilderness Focussed Spine Assessment
- Head Injury
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Environmental Injuries
- Cold injuries & Illness
- Heat Illnesses
- Australian Bites & Stings
- Medical Emergencies
- Adult CPR/EAR Wilderness Specific
Please note: Your course involves a ‘Night Scenario’ on night 2 (Saturday 15th October 2022) which starts approx 7.30pm and concludes approx 11.00pm.
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Click below to download your student handbook:
‘See you on Day One’
WFAA Instructor Team
COVID 19 - THIS VENUE IS A COVID SAFE VENUE, STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM. STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO 'CHECK IN'. BE AWARE VACCINATION STATUS MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME IN THE STATE OF TAS.
PLEASE NOTE: As a part of COVID 19 measures and student protection ALL students are required to bring a face mask, safety glasses and personal hand sanitiser. WFAA does not allow sharing of sanitiser via a community source.
Conditions: No pre-requisites for this course
Cost: Tuition $595, PLUS $90.00 inc. venue, accommodation & self catering
Location: 1015 Greendale-Trentham Rd, Blackwood, VIC. 3458
Positions: Positions Available