Emergency First Aid for the Outdoors

Multi Session Event
This two-day course covers the practical application of first aid in an outdoor environment. It is particularly suitable for leaders of groups such as teachers or youth leaders who are likely to find themselves in outdoor or remote locations. This two-day residential course covers the practical application of first aid in an outdoor environment. It is particularly suitable for leaders of groups such as teachers or youth leaders who are likely to find themselves in outdoor or remote locations.

A two day or 16 hour syllabus is the benchmark requirement for most National Governing Body Awards such as Mountain leader, BCU coach, RYA Instructor, Forest School Leader etc.

The practical nature of the course allows plenty of time to practice hands on and thereby develop a greater level of confidence in skills newly learnt. We place a strong emphasis on a realistic approach to first aid.

There is an element of assessment within the course in order to gain a certificate to display competence at the required level. No previous experience is required.

The course cost includes all instruction, accommodation and course materials.

All Devon Outdoor Learning First Aid courses are presented in conjunction with Mountain Medicine Ltd. (H.S.E Reg No. 991/91).

Training Objectives

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:

  1. the importance of preventing cross infection
  2. the need for recording incidents and action
  3. use of available equipment
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters);
  • manage casualty handling in the outdoors;
  • manage casualty in a remote location;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering from the effects of hot and cold weather;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering from fractures.
Product Code: ODLD-TRN-01014

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