40 hour Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid with CPR – C

The Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid (AWFA) course is a five day certification course in Tofino, running from Friday evening to Tuesday.


September 21 - 25, 2018


T'ashii Paddle School/Canadian Red Cross


Emre Bosut




The Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid (AWFA) course is a five day certification course in Tofino, taking place from Friday evening (Sept 21) to Tuesday (Sept 25). Only the Friday evening portion (CPR portion) of the course takes place inside. The rest of the course is run in the field with a focus on hands on experience. Students will learn and practice; trip planning and preparation, adult, child and infant CPR (Level ‘C’), obstructed airway procedures, artificial respiration, use of an Automated External Defibrillator, prevention of disease transmission and wound management. Recognition and first-aid treatment for drowning/partial drowning, heart attack and stroke, allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, hypothermia, heat stroke, bone, muscle and joint injuries, poisons, burns, diabetic emergencies, head and spine injuries, evacuation, transportation and extended care will also be covered.

Most importantly the course develops students abilities to help patients by developing wilderness emergency decision making skills required to assess patients and make evacuation plans. Students will practice both the acquired hard skills in combination with decision making skills during realistic outdoor scenarios designed to build students confidence in their ability to respond to emergencies in remote settings.

40 hour Wilderness First Aid Certification is the standard for outdoor and wilderness adventure guides including assistant overnight sea kayak guides.

Red Cross instructor Emre Bosut, co-owner of T’ashii Paddle School brings 17 years of outdoor industry and instructing experience to T’ashii’s wildenress first aid courses. With a background in whitewater instucting and guiding Emre has worked around Canada and internationally as a guide in mountain, river, and surf environments.



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See link below for course calendar & online registration. Please call or email us with any questions.