First Aid for Forest Schools

First Aid for Forest Schools

First aid for forest schools leaders & bushcraft instructors.

This 2-day course covers a range of skills for treating injuries or illnesses in outdoor and woodland settings. Suitable for  anyone leading children in outdoor activities, in particular forest schools leaders, outdoor learning practitioners & bushcraft  instructors.

Course Content

  • Approaching and assessing a casualty (D.R. + A.B.C.)
    Performing a primary survey & stabilising a casualty that has collapsed & unresponsive
  • Secondary Survey (C.D.E.)
    Assessing a casualty for further injuries, illnesses & vital information
  • Medical Emergencies
    Treating life threatening conditions including choking, strokes & heart attack
  • Basic Life Support
    CPR for adults & children,  preventing cross infection & using a defibrillator
  • Managing severe bleeding
    Treating a person who is bleeding, wounded &/or suffering from shock
  • Hot & cold problems
    Recognising and preventing injuries from burns, heat illness & hypothermia
  • Break & strains
    Finding & treating  common fractures & soft tissue injuries
  • Trauma injuries
    Stabilising head, neck & chest injuries
  • Common illnesses
    Treating medical disorders such as asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
  • Outdoor  injuries:
    Treating cuts / grazes, splinters, eye injuries, bites & stings
  • Equipment & record keeping
    Appropriate emergency kit for forest schools settings, monitoring  & handover of a casualty
  • Providing extended casualty care in outdoor locations
    Simple techniques for moving & stabilising people to prevent further deterioration

All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years

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At A Glance


Forest schools leaders, teachers, outdoor learning practitioners & bushcraft

Duration: 2-days (16hrs)

Cost: £135 (includes 20% VAT)

Unconscious casualty outdoors
First Aid Bag
Arm injury in field

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