Advanced Outdoor First Aid (2 days)
Advanced Outdoor First Aid
Discount applicable if booking 4 or 8 Weeks in advance
12th - 13th Dec, Lodge Wood, Broughton, North Lincolnshire
27th - 28th Feb, Wild Harvest, York
This course is designed especially for the outdoor person who may be away from immediate help for some time. It covers requirements for the outdoor national governing body Instructor awards, making you advanced at the basics and skilful at techniques. It builds upon previous knowledge enhancing casualty monitoring techniques and extending incident management skills. Candidates will have had previous experience of Outdoor First Aid training.
This Outdoor First Aid qualification is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon the national qualification’s frameworks of England and Wales.
The course meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training at Band 3. This is hosted upon the Institute for Outdoor Learning website. This course is recognised throughout the UK and is the course of choice for experienced practitioners who use the outdoors.
The qualification is suitable for those practitioners and leaders that participate in unsupported outdoor or adventurous activity., e.g. outdoor instructors, outdoor learning practitioners, mountain leader, D of E assessor, bushcraft instructor, scout or guide leaders, forest school leader, ramblers; leaders, canoe expedition leader, MIC, MIA, SPA, WGL, BCU, BASI ski instructor, Mountain Bike Leader, Local Cave and Mine Leader etc
Your course will be taught by a registered Paramedic and Emergency Nurse with experience of Survival, Remote and Wilderness medicine.
The learner will……
1 Understand the roles and responsibility of first aid in the outdoors.
2 Be able to interpret vital sign information whilst responding to an emergency incident in the
3 Be able to assess an emergency incident in the outdoors.
4 Be able to apply incident management and casualty assessment principles in the outdoors.
5 Be able to respond to an incident involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors
6 First aid equipment and record keeping
7 Be able to conduct a detailed primary and secondary survey
8 Be able to respond to an incident outdoors involving;
A collapsed patientin hostile environments
Proactively interpreting vital signs
Children being aware of differences in vital signs
An unresponsive casualty with normal breathing,
An unresponsive casualty who is not breathing,
A choking casualty,
CPR & AED, Adut & Child
Blood loss including severe and shock recognition,
A head, neck or torso injury
Treatment of minor injuries including burns, bites and stings
Medical conditions; Asthma, Stroke, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Meningitis Anaphylaxis
Poisons or sudden illness
Stabilising, insulating and monitoring casualties
The effects of drowning, cold, heat and dehydration
Dealing with the environment,
Improvisation and managing injury and illness,
Scenario based outdoor training,
Management of multiple casualties
Disaster planning and triage.
- 18 hours tutor contact time
- 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio
- Interactive hands on training
- Easy to follow, comprehensive individual course booklet
- Course can be tailored for any remote environment
- Convenient midweek or weekend courses
- Advanced Outdoor First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years
- The qualification is revalidated by attending another similar course after 3 years
Expedition Medic option available see our other courses
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