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First Aid/Wilderness Survival with Paul Torsitano
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Friday, June 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Emergency First Aid and Wilderness Survival
Course Objective: The objective of this module is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide first aid services, and wilderness survival techniques to protect themselves and others while working in an outdoor environment.
Course Details: This educational module will contain two elements as follows:
1. Emergency first aid
•In this section program participants will be taught all of the essential elements of emergency first aid in order that they may know how to effectively manage and treat injuries that may occur in this the course of trail use or building activities. The skills taught must be in accordance and compliance with recognized, established and approved first aid procedures that comply with Ontario laws and regulations in this field.
2. Wilderness Survival Techniques and Practices
•In this section of the program participants will be taught essential outdoor survival skills that will enable them to effectively manage their personal health and safety in difficult outdoor environments and conditions. The program should be designed to impart such skills as the following: how to assess outdoor weather and site conditions for potential hazards, how to build emergency shelters, how to build a fire, proper pre-trip preparation, how to put together an emergency first aid kit, what plants and wildlife are safe to eat, communication techniques, proper clothing to wear, orienteering, map use and interpretation.
Special emphasis will be given to the implications of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act under both of these sections of this module.