McGill - WFA1-3921
Course only available for McGill staff and students.
**Courses in English**
Wilderness First Aid (20h)
November 13th 8h30 to 17h30 + 18h30 to 22h00
November 14th 7h30 to 18h30
Sirius courses demand both a high level of concentration and some physical effort. It is important to arrive at your course well-rested. We recommended that you avoid planning additional activities during meals or evenings between course days. Sirius requires full participation and attendance in our courses. If for any reason you are not able to participate in any component of the course, contact our office to see if alternative arrangements may be made.
Sirius courses are designed to provide students with practical experience that incorporates hands-on learning and realistic simulations. All specialized teaching aids are provided by Sirius, including: First aid equipment and supplies such as: bandages, splints, spinal boards, etc. First aid kits and materials used in demonstrations and practical sessions. Complete make-up kits and props for realistic simulations. Accident report forms and course handouts
Material to bring
Wilderness first aid training programs involve the use of equipment that you would normally have along with you during an overnight excursion. Participants are required to bring the following equipment to a course:
- A bottle of water
- A watch with seconds hand to measure vital signs
- A pen and paper
- Comfortable clothing and shoes for indoor classes - risk of getting dirty
- Outdoor clothing suitable for outdoor activities (rain or shine)
- A backpack for carrying equipment during simulations
- Old sleeping bag and old clothes for outdoor simulations - risk of getting dirty
- Foam floor mats for outdoor sessions and as immobilization/restraint material
- Tarp, backdrop or floor mat (3 m x 3 m) for simulation and patient/victim care
- Rope, 5 mm x 5 m, for patient/victim care
- A headlamp (when evening sessions are scheduled)
Participant skills and knowledge are evaluated throughout the course in review sessions, quizzes and through ongoing assessment of skill acquisition. Participant skills and knowledge are also evaluated on the final day of the course. This includes a multiple-choice exam that is corrected and reviewed in class. For advanced courses (AWFA and WFR), there is a final practical exam.
Sirius course certificates are valid for a period of three years. In order to keep their knowledge and skills up to date, participants are encouraged to attend frequent training sessions, on-the-job training, as well as refresher courses once a year. Many of our clients take refresher courses while their certification is still in effect.
To be eligible for the Wilderness First Responder certification, you must have completed the CPR-AED module, which is offered as part of the First Aid course in which you are registered.
*COVID cancellation policy:
If you cancel due to an issue related to COVID-19:
If at any point, you cannot start a course or complete a course due to COVID-related issues, we will provide you with a credit for the course that you may use within the following 12 months.
**Course cancellation by SIRIUSMEDx
SIRIUSMEDx reserves the right to cancel a course if it does not meet the minimum amount required of participants. If SIRIUSMEDx cancels a course due to insufficient participants, SIRIUSMEDx will refund the full amount of the course or transfer to another available date.
***Regular cancellation policy:
If you cancel a course 30+ days prior to the beginning of the course, the total amount of the course will be refunded.
If you cancel a course between 15 and 29 days prior to the beginning of the class, you will receive a 50% refund of the paid fees.
We will transfer the program to another available date (valid 1 year + 25$ admin fee).
If you cancel a course 14 days or less before the course start date, there is NO refund. Or
We will transfer the program to another available date (valid 1 year + 45$ admin fee).