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Women's Wilderness First Aid Course // Expression of Interest

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Our aim at Women Want Adventure is to help empower, inspire and connect women through outdoor adventure. Part of this process is helping women up-skill and build confidence when they set out on adventure. Having your Wilderness First Aid Certificate is a fabulous way to learn vital survival skills for any adventure.

We have spoken to many women throughout the year that are interested in this course, so have teamed up with an ATO certified training company to deliver this special 5 day women’s wilderness First Aid Course.

Description

The Women’s Wilderness First Aid course is an ATO certified course for those who work or wish to get involved in the outdoor industry. It is also for women who are looking to do extended trips and expeditions. Knowing your Wilderness First Aid is a huge benefit for anyone, especially ladies in our community.

Length of Course

5 days practical and assessment + Pre course theory work

Accreditation

The following Skill Set has been identified through consultation with the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA), the peak body for the Outdoor Recreation industry and will be utilised as the basis for the registration requirements of programs like the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS). This course is also known as Remote Area First Aid which course satisfies the Code of Practice – First Aid in the Workplace and NSW Adventure Activity Standards.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements: There are no stated prerequisites for this course

You are required to:

• Complete the online training prior to commencement of the course. (We will send you all the details needed)
• Print your theory certificate and
• Attend all days practical & assessment

Price: $690– 5 days

Associated course costs: Due to the practical nature of the course, participants are advised to wear clothing appropriate for outdoor activities.

Course location: This course is usually run in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Exact times, dates and the location will be sent when we have a final date.

You will be required to bring the following items:


• Day pack
• Closed cell or inflatable sleeping mat
• Appropriate outdoor style of clothing
• Sunscreen and hat
• Its self catered so food and drink

What will you learn?

Wilderness First Aid Management of a range of illness and injuries which includes:

• Steps of Accident Management
• Pulse Oximetry
• Treating Trauma related injuries
• Traction Splinting
• Reduction of Dislocations
• New Head Injury Assessment
• Anaphylaxis
• Asthma
• Cardiac arrest
• External haemorrhage
• Fractures, sprains, strains
• Unconscious casualty
• Performing CPR
• Using a AED
• Snake, spider bites
• Burns
• Choking
• Diabetes
• Heat & Cold related illness

Assessment

Assessment for this course requires successful completion of:
• Pre course material prior to course commencement
• A written theory test
• Ongoing practical first aid responses.

(note you will be required to perform 4 minutes of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor)

What to wear: Please wear comfortable clothing to the workshop as some of the practical skills require you to kneel and lay down on the floor.

For the practical assessment you will role play with another student as your casualty

Inclusions:

Students are issued with:

  • Pocket first aid and wilderness medicine text book
  • Course learning materials,
  • Workbooks and handouts relevant to each unit
  • Pocket face CPR face mask

Career Pathways

The skills gained in this course may be used in an application to work for Women Want Adventure as one of our trip leaders. Other areas of work include outdoor guiding, tourism, mining exploration and outdoor recreation teaching.

Units this Course

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situation

SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency response
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies

For further information please register your Expression of Interest and you will be emailed with all the updates about pre course material, dates and times. When we have final dates set, we will email and call all the ladies on the list to register.

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