Outdoor First Aid Training
2-Day Training Course
This accredited Outdoor First Aid course, delivered in association with JCW Associates (UK) Ltd, Federation of First Aid Training Organisation (FOFATO) and approved by The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), is suitable for, and recognised by the majority of National Governing Bodies, such as Mountain Training UK, Sports Leaders UK, etc., for their awards i.e. Lowland Leader Award; Hill and Moorland Leader Award; Mountain Leader Award; Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership (formally BEL), Forest Schools, and other organisations in the private, statutory and voluntary sectors. It involves 16 hours of tuition and includes an element of assessment. The course also includes the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF).
Unlike many courses of this nature, rather than using ‘first aid trainers’ the course content is delivered by fully experienced professional medical practitioners, who have an active interest and commitment to the outdoor environment and fully understand the issues, dilemmas and judgements required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile remote environments, sharing their practical experience of real life first aid incidents, making the training highly relevant to your needs. This ‘difference’ is evidenced by the amount of positive feedback we receive following our courses, particularly relating to the relevant medical information and knowledge gained, that enhances the learning outcomes for those attending the course.
The aim of the course is to enable delegates, with no special equipment, to manage an emergency where help is not imminently available. Emphasis is on incident management and monitoring casualties. Minimal equipment is assumed (similar to what is already on your back) and plenty of practical scenarios are provided, with feedback and analysis given upon completion. This is a practical course, concentrating on what you do in different situations, rather than what you know, and the course syllabus covers the following:
- Principles of first aid
- Collapse – Causes and treatment
- Accident procedure
- External and internal bleeding
- Resuscitation procedures - CPR for Adult, child & baby
- AED - defibrillation
- Treatment of sprains and strains
- Minor/major injury i.e. head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, soft tissue, eye
- Medical emergencies i.e. Asthma, anaphylaxis, heart attack, stroke, angina, seizures, diabetes, meningitis
- Bites and stings
- Incident management scenarios
- Dealing with incidents safely/ systematic approach
- Remote improvised technique
- Decisions for remote situations
- Insulate and Shelter: managing your casualty until help arrives
- Casualty Card: during the scenarios, you will complete a casualty card, and this will test your ability to monitor and record casualty information.
In order to receive the certificate, delegates must attend the whole course and meet the required standard. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded an Outdoor First Aid (16hrs) certificate and QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) which are valid for 3 years.