ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (2 days)
ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid
27th - 28th Mar, Lodge Wood, Broughton
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance in the remote and rural regions. This Outdoor First Aid qualification is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon the national qualification’s frameworks of England and Wales. This course is recognised throughout the UK and is the course of choice for experienced practitioners who use the outdoors.
It is suitable for workers in rural and remote settings and will maintain the license to practice for those with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards.
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.
The qualification is suitable for those practitioners and leaders that participate in unsupported outdoor or adventurous activity. Typically operating in situations where help is generally under 2 hours away, 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
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 patient
· 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
· blood loss including severe and shock recognition,
· limb injury,
· 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
· management of multiple casualties
· the effects of drowning, cold, heat and dehydration
Outdoor specific scenarios and outdoor incident management, answering queries such as when or how to remove boots, helmets and looking after a casualty for some hours.
This qualification is designed to provide outdoor incident management skills. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, with elements occurring out of doors in outdoor clothing and on various terrains. The course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.
Successful completion will result in candidate gaining ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid with a valid (licence to practice) lifetime of 3 years from date of completion
- The qualification is revalidated by attending another similar course after 3 years
Expedition Medic option available see our other courses
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