From time to time the Foundation hosts wilderness first aid courses conducted by the Wilderness First Aid Consultants (WFAC).
Typically these courses are aimed at people who work or undertake recreational pursuits in the outdoors and who are likely to be more than two hours from medical assistance. We highly recommend the various courses provided by the WFAC as they are scenario based and arm students with the skills for dealing with incidents in remote areas where extended care is necessary.
Upcoming courses hosted by the Bibbulmun Track Foundation
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is hosting a 3 day (24hrs in total) Wilderness First Aid Course offering CPR and plenty of scenario based teaching. It is a well-rounded introduction to Wilderness First Aid for bushwalkers, climbers, paddlers and those who find themselves out and about. This course serves as an introduction to all of the essential topics of Wilderness Medicine. Having time for scenarios as well as Adult CPR/EAR will set you up well to deal with a variety of patients in the outdoors. You will be issued with Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification valid for three years as well as a CPR Certification valid for one year. During this course you will have a written and practical CPR/EAR assessment component. You will also be critiqued on your performance during scenarios to ensure understanding of basic principles.
The course will be based at the Perth Hills National Parks Centre and bookings are essential and limited. The course is run by the Wilderness First Aid Consultants. The fee is $400 per person and is well worth it. Click here to book and for more information.
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation uses this course for training our volunteer guides, so the course comes very highly recommended.
The Patient Assessment was very good. I left with much more confidence. I learnt that I don't have to rush my treatment, but can act thoughtfully and quickly.
Trainers were unreal, the pace was great and both were happy to provide answers and feedback
I found all the information helpful, particularly the foundational knowledge and then repetitive building on this knowledge. The trainers were confident and informative. They were friendly, approachable and quite sure of their info.
Courses previously hosted by the Bibbulmun Track Foundation
- Basic Wilderness First Aid (BWFA: two days - 16 hours) May 2009.
- Wilderness First Aid (WFA: three days - 24 hours) March 2010.
- Wilderness First Aid including CPR (WFA: three days - 24 hours) March 2012.
- Wilderness First Aid (WFA: three days - 24 hours) March 2015