Our Sirius Wilderness Medicine courses are suited for people who explore the backcountry for pleasure, and those who lead groups outdoors and guide wilderness adventures. Course certifications are accepted across North America and the curriculum conforms to the guidelines established by the Wilderness Medical Society. Courses entail a combination of classroom theory, skill demonstration and practice, and scenarios.
Advanced Wilderness First-Aid (40 hour)
*NEW* February 20-23, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
*NEW* May 1-4, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
*NEW* May 15-18, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wilderness First-Aid (20 hour)
*NEW* March 24 & 25, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
*NEW* May 9 & 10, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bridge to Wilderness First Responder (50 hour)
*NEW* May 25 (evening) 26 & 27, June 1 (evening), 2 & 3, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Heart & Stroke Foundation CPR (2 hour)
We offer a CPR course the first evening of all courses listed above.
To register or for more information contact Krista
40 hours, $455 + GST
This course has become a minimum standard for outdoor professionals, guides and instructors who work in a wilderness setting. It is also suited to those who explore the backcountry in remote areas. Course content extends far beyond urban based first-aid programs to include elements inherent in leading groups in the outdoors and guiding wilderness adventures. Special emphasis is placed on accident scene management, group leadership, leader responsibility and liability, prevention of injuries, advanced first-aid kits, wound management and managing the trauma victim. This is the Manitoba Camping Association standard for guides who lead trips further than 20 minutes from external medical assistance.
20 hours, $255 +GST
This is a practical based course best suited to professionals who work in the backcountry and those who explore the backcountry for pleasure within hours of medical assistance. This course will provide participants with an introduction to wilderness first aid. Basic topics are covered with an emphasis on practical skills, decision-making and dealing with environmental conditions.
50 hours, $555 + GST
Sirius has developed a special bridge course for those who would like to upgrade their certification from Advanced Wilderness First Aid to Wilderness First Responder. To be eligible for the WFR bridge course a participant must have obtained or rectified their AWFA course within the past 12 months. In addition to a brief review of material covered in the 40 hour program, the bridge course focuses primarily on the advanced material and skills included in the WFR program. WFR is designed for search and rescue personnel, outdoor professionals working in remote settings and those requiring a solid foundation in wilderness pre-hospital emergency care.
Current CPR certification is a requirement for successful completion of all WFA courses. Please send a copy of your current CPR certification card along with your registration form, or register for the CPR course offered on the first day of your course.
4 hours, $50 + GST
Momenta offers Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support courses including adult, child and infant choking, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use. CPR is a pre-requisite of all WFA courses. For those who do no have current certification a course will be offered on the first evening of all WFA courses.
Courses running outside of Winnipeg may have an additional facility fee.