Outdoor First Aid

 

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to become a First Aider, who is involved in outdoor pursuits including hill walkers, outdoor activity enthusiasts, instructors and professionals working in outdoor environments.

 

This course is run over 2 days and covers a range of topics.  More information can be found below.

On completion of the course, candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the role/responsibilities of the First Aider.
  • Record and report accidents and incidents following RIDDOR protocol.
  • Prevent cross contamination and know the contents of a first aid kit.
  • Assess the situation, and act safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency.
  • Use various techniques to assist and evacuate casualties outdoors.

Candidates will be trained to deal with the following medical emergencies:

 

  • Unconsciousness (including seizure)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Wounded and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Hypothermia
  • Minor injuries, such as minor cuts, grazes, bruises, splinters, minor burns and scalds.
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Spinal injury
  • Head injury
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Heart Attack including Angina
  • Diabetes
  • Tick bites/Lyme disease

 

Qualifications

 

Following final assessment, successful candidates will receive an Outdoor Emergency First Aid certificate.