This 16-hour training covers practical skills needed by those working in Remote, Wilderness and Mountain & Outdoor situations providing the confidence and knowledge to deal with comprehensive life-saving first aid emergencies in the outdoor environment.
It is recognised by most Outdoor National Governing Bodies Instructor Awards including Canoeing & Kayaking (BCU) and Mountaineering & Rock Climbing (MLTUK).
Being Safe – best practise including prevention of cross-infection.
Vital Signs – temperature, colour, pulse, breathing, level of consciousness.
Incident Handling – a systematic approach to problem solving & decision making.
Unconsciousness – managing the unconscious casualty to ensure a safe airway.
CPR/AED & Choking – dealing with the non-breathing casualty including drowning.
Wounds & Bleeding – dealing with external & internal bleeding and shock.
Major Injuries – treating head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries – to muscles & joints including dislocations.
Monitoring – Casualty Cards & monitoring plus hand over to rescue services.
Remote Issues – improvisation techniques when you have nothing else available!
Cold and Heat – dealing with hypothermia, hyperthermia and burns.
Medical Emergencies – angina, heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, bites, stings and anaphylaxis.
First Aid Regulations – some awareness including first aid kits.
This training provides a Qual Safe Certificate in Emergency first Aid at work / Outdoor First Aid Certificate.
Certificates are valid for three years following which candidates undertake a further 2 days training (16+ hour) Outdoor First Aid.