The Non-Urban Emergency Care Level 3 (NUEC 3) is a training program developed by PEAK and designed for professional (paid and volunteer) non-urban responders such as ski/bike patrollers, search & rescue technicians and mountain guides who are tasked with providing emergency medical care.
The NUEC 3 is a multi-level government accredited training program that meets the criteria as a 110 hour training standard. The program curriculum is a synthesis of the baseline knowledge and skills development objectives contained in PEAK's Non-Urban Emergency Medical Responder and Advanced Protocol Training Programs.
Specific NUEC 3 program modules address the injuries and illnesses that non-urban responders are likely to encounter, conditions that are typically not addressed - or lack the necessary depth - in other first aid training programs. Some specific training subjects included in the program are: high-altitude and cold/heat related illnesses, disabled skier related injuries/illnesses, paediatric emergencies, common medical emergencies, treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, specific snow-sport injuries, behavioral emergencies, remote area extrications, non-urban cardiac arrest management, and the use of the specialized equipment needed for emergency care and transportation in remote environments.
The NUEC 3 program certification is recognized by regulatory authorities throughout Canada at the 'Advanced First Aid Training Level' standard. These include (but not limited to) BC Provincial Emergency Program, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. As well, many BC mountain resorts and search & rescue teams have adopted the NUEC 3 as their preferred first aid qualification for their membership.