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Outdoor First Aid Courses – 1, 2 or 5 days
Outdoor First Aid Training
We run Outdoor First Aid Courses for a wide range of groups from British Mountain Guides to Forest Schools Leaders and Wilderness Experts. All our first aid qualifications are nationally recognised and valid for 3 years.
We run regular Outdoor First Aid courses and Forest School First Aid courses throughout the UK.
The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer time scale than is typical in an urban setting. This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance in remote and wilderness regions.
It is taught by trainers who are fully at home in the outdoors and understand the issues, dilemmas and judgments required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile, remote environments.
Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate and successful completion of a multiple-choice question sheet. Those who successfully complete the course are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from the date of issue. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.
- Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
- Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE.
- Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Safe Airway Positions.
- Breathing Problems – choking
- Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
- Damage – treatment of injury: head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
- Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries.
- Casualty Monitoring
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Snake Bites
- Animal Bites
- Stab wounds
- Gunshot Wounds
- Suturing/ Stitching
- Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
- Other Illnesses – Weil’s disease, Lyme disease etc
- Awareness of current regulations
- Safe best practice