Outdoor First Aid – 2 days
This course is suitable for any candidate looking to gain an Outdoor First Aid qualification. This is a great course if you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking at gaining skills to have a safer outdoor lifestyle; If you’re a professional looking towards supplementing an NGB qualification such as the Mountain Leader Awards or if you’re heading away on a ski season. A significant part of this course is that it puts its candidates through realistic life scenarios to see how they might cope. If you are new to outdoor first aid or would like a recap in outdoor first aid then this is the course for you. If your group has been on courses before who feel they may benefit from a course that deals with more remote locations designed towards expeditions then the expedition first aid course is worth reading.
For: Mountain Leaders (ML, WML, MIA, MIC, IML), Climbing Instructors (SPA), Ski Instructors (BASI), Mountain Guides (BMG), Canoe and Kayak Instructors (BCU), Mountain Bike Instructors (MIAS), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leaders. Anyone who has a lifestyle and hobby in the outdoors.
Course timings: The course is delivered over a minimum of 16 hours. It is best suited over 3 days to allow a more relaxed style of learning and gives the candidates more time to absorb information and to train. However, many groups chose to complete the course over 2 days with timings from 9am-6pm including 2 x 15 minute breaks and 1 x 30 minute lunch on each day.
- Incident management
- Outdoor scenarios
- Basic life saving skills – ABC’s + safe airway position + CPR + AED + Choking
- Secondary survey’s – Physical and verbal examinations of casualties including casualty monitoring
- Bloodloss – minor and major
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Chest injuries
- Upper and lower limb injuries – limb support + splinting
- Hot climate conditions
- Cold climate conditions
- Bites and stings
- Common illnesses and injuries
- First aid kits – how to build your own + where to source equipment
- Further reading
- Online access to course resources (comming soon)
Assessment: Assessment is through continuous assessment over the 2 days during the Outdoor First Aid training. There is no written questionnaire paper.
Certification: All successful candidates will receive the following certificates upon passing:
- Outdoor First Aid – 2 days (16 hours)
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