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.
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.
Effective April 27, 2021, students that complete an NUEC 3 Full, Bridging or Review & Evaluation course will receive Occupational First Aid Level-3 certification without attending further training courses. Existing NUEC 3 certificants will automatically obtain Occupational First Aid Level-3 certification as a component of the Annual Skills Update (ASU) Cycle 'C' 2020. For further information please refer to the 'NUEC 3 Certification Update' below or contact PEAK at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|| NUEC 3 Certification Update (release 27-04-21)