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Outdoor First Aid Course
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 the 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 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/ Stiching
- Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
- Other Illnesses – Weils disease, Lyme disease etc
- Awareness of current regulations
- Safe best practice