Outdoor First Aid
First aid for remote outdoor environments.
Suitable for anyone undertaking outdoor activities, adventurous journeys or leading groups outdoors. Our 2-day Outdoor First Aid Course is the national benchmark for outdoor first aid training in the UK and is recognised by the Outdoor National Governing Bodies (NGB’s).
Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts including mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers, canoeists, kayakers, cavers, mountain bikers & outdoor instructors / coaches requiring only the 8hr certificate. Please note: the minimum requirement for most outdoor instructors is the 16hr Outdoor First Aid Course.
In addition to the core life saving skills 8hr outdoor first aid covers monitoring a casualty, providing insulation & shelter and first aid in an outdoor environment until further help arrives.
- 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
Performing CPR, drowning, PPE, 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
- Scenarios in the outdoor environment
Stabilising a casualty in a range of outdoor settings
This 2-day outdoor first aid course is suitable for those undertaking more adventurous activities or journeys and all outdoor leaders, instructors, mountain guides & coaches requiring the full certificate a part of their coaching / guiding qualification.
This course builds on the Emergency Outdoor First Aid Course by providing extended casualty care in remote environments. This includes associated injuries on water, rock & land, medical emergencies, equipment & basic incident management until the rescue team arrives.
- 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 outdoor settings, monitoring & handover of a casualty
- Providing extended casualty care in remote locations
Simple techniques for moving & stabilising people to prevent further deterioration
All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years