WILDERNESS & REMOTE FIRST AID FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

COURSE DETAILS

Duration: 20 hours (taught in wilderness setting) + precourse training (online) with optional overnight stay
Cost: $339

Wilderness First Aid for Mountain Bikers offers the Red Cross WRFA enhanced by the Blended Standard First Aid & CPR, allowing more time for practical hands-on techniques and scenarios. This course offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours, all in the context of backcountry or trail mountain biking.

Course topics include: Patient assessment methodology, carries and transports, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal injuries, shock, bleeding, soft tissue injuries, head trauma, triage, medical emergencies, and environmental injuries.

The course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. Each day will be spent in and around base camp, as well as riding your MTB for on-trail exercises and scenarios.​ You will be required to bring your own mountain bike, helmet, and associated personal protective equipment.

Completion Requirements:

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written quiz

Certification:

  • 3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C / AED (Red Cross)
  • 3-year certification in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C / AED (Red Cross)
  • Trailside Trauma certificate of completion

Recertification:

A 1-day WRFA recertification + Blended SFA is available. Proof of valid Red Cross WRFA and/or SFA certificate(s) required.

Course Content:

  • Planning
  • Your health
  • Assessment
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Cardiac and respiratory arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Extended care
  • Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person

Optional Overnight Camp

Supplementary Content:

  • Incident Management System
  • Communications Training

Take-Home Materials:

Waterproof Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide

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