Outdoor “Remote Emergency” 16 Hour First Aid

16 Hour Outdoor Remote Emergency First Aid
16 Hour Outdoor Remote Emergency First Aid

Any venue that is not easily accessible to a vehicle, or is within a metre of moving water, on water, or over rough ground, will be inaccessible or less accessible to emergency services and will therefore delay response times. Those that work outdoors in remote locations, on the mountains, hills and moorlands, in the wilderness, on or near a river, lake or at sea may have to assist a casualty where immediate help (i.e. the ambulance) is further away than normal.

The course is 16 hours and meets the pre-requisite to becoming an Instructor, Leader or Coach for many National Governing Bodies (NGBs), is is also suitable for anyone participating in any paddlesport, sailing, windsurfing, power-boating, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, hill walking, orienteering, gorge walking, trekking etc.

OUTDOOR 16 HOUR FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:

16 hours, (usually spread over 2 days)

OUTDOOR 16 HOUR FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

  • Minimum age 15
  • A background in at least one outdoor activity

OUTDOOR 16 HOUR FIRST AID COURSE CONTENT:

The course is a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, the emphasis is on learning skills as opposed to learning theory. You can expect to practice practical techniques for CPR, the recovery position, applying dressings, applying tourniquets, treating shock, using an AED, treating burns, using an Auto Injector (Epi-pen), treating an asthma attack, moving a casualty, caring for a spinal injury etc. The course includes practical scenarios.

  • First Aid
    1. Role of the First Aider in the outdoor environment
    2. Recording incidents
    3. Consent
    4. Assessment & immediate action
    5. The priorities of First Aid
  • CPR
    1. CPR for adults/children/infants
    2. Use of an AED
    3. Use of a pocket mask and it value in an outdoor/marine environment
  • Breathing Difficulties
    1. Asthma
    2. Choking
    3. Hyperventilation
  • Circulatory System
    1. Angina
    2. Heart Attack
    3. Shock
    4. Torso and limb injuries
    5. Controlling bleeding & applying dressings
    6. Recognition of internal bleeding
    7. Catastrophic bleeding
      • Applying a tourniquet
      • Using haemostatic dressings
  • Consciousness
    1. Unconsciousness
    2. The recovery position in the wilderness and at sea
    3. Level of responsiveness (AVPU scale)
  • Head Injuries
    1. Concussion
    2. Compression
    3. Fractured skull
  • Exposure and immersion in cold water
    1. Hypothermia
    2. Cold Water Shock
    3. Drowning & near drowning
    4. Secondary drowning
    5. Frostbite/nip
  • Heat injuries
    1. Hyperthermia
      • Heat Stroke
      • Heat Exhaustion
    2. Dehydration
    3. Blisters
    4. Burns including scalds, chemical, electrical, friction and UV
  • Sea sickness
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Fractures including spinal injuries
  • Help in remote regions
    1. Calling for help
    2. First Aid Kits
    3. Category C First Aid Kits/drugs
    4. Radio medical advice
    5. Limitations of evacuation (inc. on foot)
    6. Medivac by helicopter
    7. When and/or how to remove boots/helmets
    8. Prolonged casualty care
  • Inland waters
    1. Weil’s Disease
    2. Blue Green Algae
    3. Removing a fish hook
    4. Hygiene
  • Bites, Stings & Allergies
    1. Anaphylaxis 
    2. Sheep & deer ticks
    3. Electric shock (from lightening)
    4. Marine stings
  • Substance abuse and poisoning
16 Hour Outdoor Remote Emergency First Aid Course
Outdoor Remote Emergency First Aid Kit

OUTDOOR 16 HOUR FIRST AID ASSESSMENT:

While the two days are packed with learning there is a degree of assessment. We need to be sure you have picked up the acquired skills we have taught you. Assessment is continual and is by verbal questioning, practical assessment and a short written paper.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR OUTDOOR 16 HOUR FIRST AID COURSE:

  • 2 day of First Aid Training
  • Use of all the necessary kit
  • First Aid Handbook to takeaway
  • Outdoor First Aid Certificate
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free (on street) Parking

OUTDOOR 16 HOUR FIRST AID COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

WORKPLACE FIRST AID CERTIFICATE:
The Outdoor First Aid course covers well above that which is required for the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate , so you can dual certify with no additional training (extra £30). This certificate is useful in schools, college, offices, universities and some private companies.

COMMERCIAL VESSELS (SUBJECT TO MCA CODING):
If you require a marine specific First Aid certificate to work on commercial vessels (which carry Category C drugs) then you can dual/tri certify and also receive the RYA First Aid Certificate at the same time (extra £30). We cover this content with all students regardless of which certification they require.

OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE RATIO:

The HSE and other relevant bodies recommend centres provide at least one “resuscitation manikin” to every 4 students and the RYA recommend at least 1 “resuscitation mask” per class. While this is a good ratio we believe in giving you even more, “hands on” time and we operate with one manikin and one mask for every pair of students. The class size can be as low as 2 students and can be up-to 12 students.

OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE CERTIFICATION:

The Chieftain Outdoor First Aid certificate is valid for three years and states it was from an assessed 16-hour course. It meets the requirements of multiple outdoor activity NGBs and the course is delivered by Instructors with an outdoor background.

BOOKING THE OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE:

If the dates below do not suit you, we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you.

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