First Aid for the Outdoors

This course is aimed at scout leaders, basic expedition leaders, walking group leaders and anyone wishing to venture into the outdoors.

This course is a one day programme equipping you the candidate with the skills to deal with major and minor emergencies. It will give you the confidence to prioritise casualties and administer the relevant treatment in an outdoor environment

Course Content

Dealing with emergency situations
Checking the group/medical information and equipment
Casualty communication
Contacting emergency rescue services

The initial assessment

  • Assessing for danger
  • Response checks
  • Calling for help
  • The management of the airway
  • Checking for breathing

Secondary assessment, dealing with an unconscious casualty

  • Body checks
  • Recovery position
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • The chain of survival
  • Choking protocols

Dealing with a casualty who has:

  • Sustained a bleed
  • Shock
  • Broken bones, fractures and dislocations

Head and neck injuries

  • Concussion
  • Compression
  • Skull fracture
  • Spinal fracture

Transportation of casualties

  • Log roll and blanket lifts
  • Improvised stretchers
  • Methods of carriage

Practical Scenario Training

The course can be extended to two days. This allows you to enhance your leadership qualities and group management; you will learn how to prioritise which casualty needs what treatment and how to protect the remainder of your group, an excellent training medium.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed on their practical skills throughout the course with the completion of a multiple choice question paper at the end of the day.

Course dates for 2018 now available: First Aid at Work Level 3 (RQF), Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 (RQF) & Fire Marshal / Warden dates from Jan-Apr have been released. Early booking is essential to secure your place.

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