The course calendar includes programs that are available to anyone who would like to register for wilderness first aid training or recertification. Most courses are offered in the fall and spring sessions. Courses are regularly added to our calendar, so check back frequently.
NEW THIS FALL: We are now offering the bridge course (50hrs) in Whistler from Nov 27 to Dec 1 at the HI Whistler
We will also offer the bridge course in Ste-Adele, in French – Nov 27 to Dec 1
Detailled course calendar
We are very excited to welcome Carl Grondines to the Sirius team.
As our new Director of Clinical Services, Carl will supervise the implementation of Sirius’s medical practices in remote clinical environments. He will recruit, train and supervise our pool of nurses, paramedics and other medical support personnel and advise our clients on occupational health and safety requirements and medical service needs. Carl has a bachelor degree in nursing sciences from the University of Montreal. He has more than 20 years of clinical nursing experience, including in emergency medicine, critical care and remote community medicine, and extensive experience in nursing management.
Sirius hosted its annual Instructor Seminar on 17-19 February 2016 in Val David, QC. The Seminar provides an important opportunity for Sirius instructors from across Canada to refresh and update their advanced medical and teaching skills and knowledge. Presentations included a review of head injuries and concussion, hypothermia, heat strokes and hydration by our medical director Marc Gosselin MD. Technical skills sessions included coverage of basic CPR , head injuries and immobilization. As always, it was a dynamic and lively weekend and great to reconnect among colleagues again.
Sirius is seeking to fill two full-time positions for Bilingual Remote Industrial Paramedics (ACP and PCP).
Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for details.
Sirius is currently at the PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange in Toronto from March 6 to 9, 2016.
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The PDAC Trade Show is the world’s leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration, with approximately 1,000 exhibitors and 25,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.
Please visit our team at booth 547 or call 877-982-0066.
Sirius hosted its annual Instructor Seminar on 19-21 February 2016 in Sainte-Adèle, QC. The Seminar provides an important opportunity for Sirius instructors from across Canada to refresh and update their advanced medical and teaching skills and knowledge. Presentations included a review of the current standards of soft tissue wound management by our medical director Marc Gosselin MD. Technical skills sessions included coverage of injections, airway management and immobilization. As always, it was a dynamic and lively weekend and great to reconnect among colleagues again.
Sirius is welcoming applications for our 2016 Instructor Training.
The Sirius instructor training is an intensive 8-day program that takes place once a year in the spring. In 2016, it will take place March 23-30.
We look for candidates who fit the Sirius profile and qualifications and who have solid skills and extensive experience in the following three areas:
- working or traveling in remote regions
- paramedical field
Pre-requisite for the instructor training: Wilderness First Responder certification from Sirius Wilderness Medicine.
All applicants to the instructor training program undergo an extensive interview process with the Sirius team in November to determine whether they fit the Sirius profile. For more information please see our Instructor Job Opportunities page.
Sirius is seeking an Occupational Health Nurse for a mining site in the Canadian arctic (Nunavut).
Please go to our Job Opportunities page for details.
Marc Gosselin MD, Medical Director both for Sirius Wilderness Medicine and for Ironman Mont-Tremblant, has written a very interesting article on the risks associated with drinking excessive amounts of water during endurance events.
To read the article, please follow the link below:
Could Water Kill You? Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia by Marc Gosselin MD