First Aid for Forest Schools

First Aid for Forest Schools

First aid for forest schools leaders & bushcraft instructors.

Suitable for anyone leading children in outdoor activities, in particular forest schools and similar outdoor learning settings.

1-day forest schools First Aid (8hr)

Course Content:

Core first aid skills aimed at semi-remote outdoor and woodland environments. Suitable for all outdoor pursuits, forest schools, short expeditions, woodland crafts, bushcraft leaders & survival instructors.

Syllabus:

  • Assessing vital signs
    Brain activity, breathing & circulation
  • Approaching and assessing a casualty
    The A to E of first aid
  • Treating immediately life threatening conditions
    Heart attack, bleeding, shock, burns, scalds & choking
  • Basic Life Support
    CPR in confined spaces, drowning & use of face masks
  • Taking action to prevent further deterioration:
    Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising, bandaging & immobilising
  • Hot & cold problems
    Recognising the symptoms of hypothermia & heat exhaustion
  • Scenarios in semi-remote outdoor environments

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2-day Forest School’s First Aid (16hrs)

Course Content:

Casualty care for remote UK and temperate wilderness environments covering the essential first aid skills for stabilising casualties over an extended period. Suitable for those requiring more comprehensive first aid for forest schools settings, leading expeditions, remote bushcraft situations & wilderness survival instructors.

Syllabus:

  • Common outdoor injuries
    Breaks, strains & sprains
  • Recognising and preventing injuries from heat and cold
    Burns, scalds & hypothermia
  • Treating common illnesses
    Asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
  • Dealing with major trauma injuries
    Head, neck, spine & chest
  • Providing extended casualty care in the field
    Low-tech equipment, moving, monitoring & evacuation
  • Appropriate emergency kit for outdoor instructors & centres
  • Record keeping & accident reporting
  • Scenarios in remote (UK) environments

All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years

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Upcoming Courses

Jun 09

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

9 June - 10 June
Ullswater
Jun 18

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

18 June - 19 June
Ullswater
Jul 07

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

7 July - 8 July
Ullswater
Jul 16

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

16 July - 17 July
Ullswater
Sep 15

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

15 September - 16 September
Ullswater
Sep 24

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

24 September - 25 September
Ullswater
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At A Glance

Suitability:

Forest schools leaders, teachers, outdoor practitioners, outdoor learning

Duration: 1-day (8hrs) or 2-days (16hrs)

Cost: 1-day: £75 & 2-day: £95

Unconscious casualty outdoors
First Aid Bag
Arm injury in field

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