Mahikan Trails

​Standard First Aid

This is a 14 to 16 hour informative two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who require training for work requirements or those who want the ability to respond to emergencies at home or vacation. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines as well as meeting federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. 


Instructor(s)

All Instructors are Red Cross First Aid Instructors with experience teaching and tailoring to group requirements.

Certification

3-year certification in Standard First Aid, CPR Level A, C, or HCP, and AED

Course Dates 2018

​April 28/29


Minimum required number to run the course is 6


Wilderness & Remote First Aid

This is a 20 hour course with all practical and hands on portions taught in a non-urban setting. It is a basic level of Wilderness & Remote First Aid covering Standard First Aid & CPR, as well as material on techniques specific to wilderness and remote areas. A great deal of the course covers extended care for up to 24 hours as well as honing decision making skills. Due to the nature of the course being primarily in an outdoor setting, greater physical activity and endurance makes it suitable for those who are required to be in remote locations for extended periods of time, or for those who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Instructors  

All Instructors are Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor with extensive backgrounds in outdoor recreation, guiding and survival.

Certification    

3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED

Course Dates 2018

​May 26/27


Minimum required number to run the course is 6


Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid

This is a 40 hour course with all practical and hands on portions taught in a non-urban setting. It is a more comprehensive first aid and CPR training for those who require a higher skill level to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. This training is ideal for guides or those who supervise or lead groups of people. The course includes Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours as well as honing decision making skills. Due to the nature of the course being primarily in an outdoor setting, greater physical activity and endurance makes it suitable for those who are required to be in remote locations for extended periods of time, or for those who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

Instructors     

All Instructors are Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor with extensive backgrounds in outdoor recreation, guiding and survival.

Certification    

3-year certification in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED

Course Dates 2018

​May 26 - 30


Minimum required number to run the course is 6


Booking


Until we get our booking site up and running, please email brenda@mahikan.ca and we will be happy to manually book you in

First Aid

Short Term Survival Course - 2 Days


To provide learners the ability to know what to do and how to make decisions when things go wrong and how to formulate a plan to deal with the situation they are faced with using equipment they have with them or improvising from the local bush. 


Learners will be able to:

Recognize a short-term survival and emergency situation
React to a short-term survival and emergency situation
Understand how to manage a survival situation in a logical manner
Learn a variety of survival skills
Recognize when, where and why to use these skillsUse practice time to become competent at these skills


 ​Topics and Sub Topics:

Day 1


Introduction

  • Rules of 4
  • Psychology of Survival
  • Fire Making Skills
    • Fire through the ages
    • Traditional Methods
    • Modern Methods
    • Safety
  • Shelters
    • Local bush materials
    • Tarps
  • Bush Knots
  • Improvised Whistle
  • Improvised Candle
  • String Making
    • Various Plants
    • Other


Day 2


  • Basic ground to air signals
  • Water purification
  • Safe Knife skills
  • Bush Tools and their uses
  • Clothing strategies.
  • Theories on eating or fasting in a survival situation
  • Bush Navigation strategies (no Compass)
  • Building a Survival kit
  • Bush Medicine

Cost of this course is $225 per person 

Dates:

Dec 9/10 2017

​Feb 3/4 2018

​May 12/13 2018


​Until we get our booking site up and running, please email brenda@mahikan.ca and we will be happy to manually book you in

Plant Medicine First Aid - Basic 2 Day


To provide learners the understanding of plant medicine and how to use it in every day life as well as for wilderness first aid situations.


Learners will be able to:

Understand how plant medicine works
Learn about the differences in plant medicine and pharmaceuticals
Learn the different ways to administer plant medicines
Understand tissue states
Learn basic first aid using plants
Learn how to manage pain with plants
Learn basic plant medicine on different body systems
Learn the basics of making medicineLearn how to make a plant based first aid kit


Introduction to Plant Medicine

  • What is plant medicine?
  • Latin Binomials
  • Traditional Medicine for a Modern World

  • Administering Plant Medicine

  • Understanding tissue states
  • Delivery systems
  • Delivery methods


Basic Plant First Aid

  • Barrier Nursing using plants
  • Sanitizers
  • Natural hand sanitizers

  • Wound Care

  • Tools
  • Wound healing
  • Salves
  • Plant dressings
  • Wound Care Steps (Non Life threatening)
  • Primary Superficial
  • Inflammation/Infection
  • Cleaning a wound to prevent infection
  • Plants to use for managing inflammation
  • Burns
  • Superficial burns
  • Basic Eye Care
  • Basic Dental
  • Pain relief
  • Bone/Muscle/Joint
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Strains and sprains
  • Digestive
  • Poisonings
  • Stings and bites
  • Making a Plant Based FAKBasics of Medicine Making


Cost of this course is $225 per person 

Dates

Feb 17/18 2018

May 19/20 2018


Until we get our booking site up and running, please email brenda@mahikan.ca and we will be happy to manually book you in

Essential Wilderness Survival Skills