Outdoor First Aid (16hrs) 2 Days - Level 3

The Outdoor First Aid (16hrs) two-day course is designed to enable delegates to carry out appropriate emergency first aid in an outdoor environment. Following the course the delegates will be able to manage a casualty who is injured or suffering from a serious illness, until the emergency services arrive or the casualty is evacuated.

The course is designed for group leaders or people working in the outdoors that may be away from immediate medical assistance.

The course is delivered by instructors with a knowledge and experience of the practical application of first aid in the outdoors.

General Information
Maximum of 10 or 15

Course Duration
16 Hours (2 Days)

This can be broken down into smaller training units to suit your requirements. Training must be completed over a maximum of four weeks.

This course is delivered using a range of techniques including, instructor led presentation, group practice, group discussion, PowerPoint, video presentation, and casualty simulation exercises.

Course Assessment
This course has continual assessment by the Instructors to confirm the delegates’ knowledge and understanding, and through a range of casualty simulation exercises to make sure the first aid given is effective, safe and prompt, and the standard operating procedures are followed for emergency management. With a final multiple choice exam.

Course Certification
The course contents covers first aid requirements for the national Governing body awards, WGL, ML(S), ML(W), SPA, MI, MIC, IML, and BCU coaching and instructor awards.

All successful delegates will be awarded a certificate valid for three years.

Should you wish to host this course on your own site you will need a room that will comfortably seat your amount of delegates and also allow for floor practice during the course, an additional external space is also required for the casualty simulation exercises.

Course Content over 16 hours

Examples of the casualty simulation exercises

  • Slipped climber with head and soft tissue injuries, semi suspended.
  • Walker suffering from the effects of heat.
  • Emergency at night: (the first aider must work with a head torch) two injured casualties one with lower limb injury, both suffering from the effects of cold.
  • A casualty suffering from the effects of asthma.
  • Tripped walker with a serious bleed to the hand, and soft tissue injury to the ankle.
  • Unconscious casualty pulled from a river.
  • Walker with chest pain.
  • Dealing with an emergency of a group, via radio link, that the leader is distance managing.
  • Non responsive collapsed casualty with no breathing or circulation.
  • Moving injured casualty from danger with suspected leg fracture.
  • A casualty who has been pulled from deep water.
  • Medical evacuation drills when far from help, using a helicopters and mountain rescue team.

Course fee
Individual – £160
Discounts available to charity groups and clubs
Group (10-12) people – £POA

Next scheduled open courses 2017
14-15 Jan 17 – London (full)
7-8 Feb 17 – Somerset (4 places left)
11-12 Mar 17- Charterhouse, Somerset
24-25 June 17 – Bristol
9-10 Sept 17 – Charterhouse, Somerset
18-19 Nov 17 – Bristol

Further dates for 2017 to be posted shortly

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your personal requirements

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