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Intermediate Wilderness First Aid

US ID 120496: Provide Risk-Based Primary Emergency Care/First Aid in the Workplace

NQF Level 2 – Credits 5


  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or ABET Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.

In order for the learner to achieve this unit standard the learner must already be competent in:

  • Unit Standard ID 8494: “Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications “
  • This is included in the Intermediate Wilderness First Aid

This course is focused on enabling the participant to provide primary emergency care in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in the wilderness and remote area workplace.  On completion of this course the participant will be prepared to handle a wide range of Trauma and Medical Emergencies.

This is the suggested minimum requirement for people working in the wilderness and remote area industry.

This is a pre-requisite for doing the advanced first aid course.

CPR in this course complies with the latest guidelines released by the American Heart Association.

Course Outline

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Medico-Legal Implications regarding First Aid
  • The Primary & Secondary Survey
  • Primary Care – Basic Life Support: Adult, Child & Infant
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • Rescue Breathing
    • Choking Management
  • Shock
  • Unconsciousness & Fainting
  • Secondary Care
    • Wounds & Bleeding
    • Broken Bones & Fractures
    • Burns
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Envenomation
    • Snakes, Spiders & Scorpions
  • Environmental Emergencies (Heat & Cold)
  • Medical Emergencies:
    •  Diabetes, Epilepsy, Asthma, Stroke
  • Immobilisation & Transportation Techniques
  • Remote Area Access to EMS/Rescue, which includes:
    • Dealing with an emergency in remote areas
    • Immobilisation & Transportation Techniques
    • Emergency Management Plan Available Options
  • Patient Handover
  • Incident/Accident Reporting

Formative Assessment

Practical Assessment (In Classroom):

  • Group Activities

Using a skills guide, each student is individually assessed on the following:

  • CPR Techniques
    • 1 and 2-man
    • Adult, Child & Infant
  • Choking Management
    • Adult, Child & Infant

Practical Assessment (Simulated Rescue Scenario outside the classroom):

Realistic scenarios with realistic injuries for gaining practical experience

  • Assess, diagnose, treat and stabilize an injured person ;
  • Use of a spinal immobilization device/stretcher
  • Safely secure and transport an injured person over a determined distance to an environmentally acceptable location

Summative Assessment

Written Exam

Course Duration

4 Days

Course Fee

Waterberg Tourism Members – R 985 / Non-Members R 1 085

Included in the fee: Learner workbooks, CPR Pouch with a mouthpiece & gloves, Laminated CPR reminder card, Certificate of Competency.

Course Accreditation:

FP&M Seta (Accreditation No. FPM21/PRPACC-079)

Dept of Employment & Labour (Accreditation No: CI 495)

Endorsed by FGASA (Membership No: 17924)



Oct 26 - 28 2021


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 26 - 28 2021
  • Time: All Day


Farmers Hall, Vaalwater


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