Duration: 20 hours (taught in wilderness setting) + precourse training (online) with optional overnight stay
This course offers the Red Cross Remote First Aid (RFA) enhanced by the Blended Standard First Aid (SFA), 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.
100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written quiz
- 3-year certification in Remote First Aid (Red Cross)
- 3-year certification in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C / AED (Red Cross)
- Trailside Trauma certificate of completion
A 1-day RFA recertification + Blended SFA is available. Proof of valid Red Cross RFA and/or SFA certificate(s) required.
- Your health
- 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
- Extended care
- Evacuation: transporting the ill or injured person
Optional Overnight Camp
- Incident Management System
- Communications Training
Waterproof Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Field Guide