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
What to Bring (minimum)
-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.
- 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.
Other Topics Includes:
- 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 (Thursday 23rd June 2022) which starts approx 7.30pm and concludes approx 10.30pm.
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‘See you on Day One’