WILDERNESS & AUSTERE ADVANCED FIRST AID
WILDERNESS & AUSTERE
ADVANCED FIRST AID
This course teaches the basics of extended care in low resource environments where definitive care may be severely delayed or inacessible.
This course has no prerequisites. Upon successful completion, participants receive certification, valid for three (3) years.
This course meets the recommended curriculum of the Wilderness Medical Education Collaborative and successful graduates will be awarded both a WAFA and AAFA certification.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive an internationally recognised certification from Austere & Emergency Medicine International in Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and Austere Advanced First Aid (AAFA), valid for three years. Re-certification can be achieved by attending a refresher course, or by completing a portfolio of ongoing learning and taking the re-certification exam.
Location & Logistics
The course starts promptly at 0830 each morning and will end around 1800 hrs. Please be prepared to commit additional time to homework and self study.
In terms of accommodation, there are three very convenient places to stay close to the training venue which can be booked using Agoda/booking.com etc. There are a few restaurants for breakfast/dinner.
- M Design Hotel– Budget Friendly. 10 minutes by taxi, 34 minutes walk (2.7 km)
- Garden Inn Hilton – A little more comfortable. 15 minutes by taxi. Not walkable. (9.2 km)
- Le Meridien – More upscale. 10 minutes by taxi (8.4km)
If you want to stay in another part of the city the city you can expect to spend 30-60 minutes each way in a taxi.
Course fees include 4 simple, local, lunches, tea, coffee, and water. Fruit, light snacks and food is available from nearby shops including the food court downtairs, 7E and 99 SpeedMart neary. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, please email the course coordinator to advise.
What to bring
Participants should bring a notepad and pen. Water, coffee, tea, light snacks and lunch will be available. Participants will also require an internet connected device to complete the exam.
Those attending should wear sturdy, closed toe shoes, a raincoat and clothes that are ok to get wet/dirty/ripped/stained.