Wilderness First Aid (16hr)
Who is this course for?
The course exceeds the requirements of NGB outdoor instructor awards e.g. LL, HML, ML, RCI, BCU, RYA IML, MIA. This course is recommended for any supervisors or assessors of DofE expedition participants because of the potentially remote nature of DofE expeditions.
An immersion and recovery component can be included to cover RYA, NGB Qualifications.
The course is also suitable for anyone involved in the outdoors, whether for work or for recreation. It is not only extremely useful should you go off hiking with friends or family, but wilderness first aid is an invaluable skill for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.
The course is hands on and highly practical. No previous experience is necessary.
Candidates assessed on a continuous basis - no written tests or formal practical assessments.
Min 4 people.
This comprehensive first aid course will cover a range of topics including the following and much more: Risk and scene assessment including triage using DRAB, AVPU. CPR and AED assessment and use. Group management. Remote casualty management. Self-help/evacuation techniques. Remote CPR and management. Head to toe trauma assessment and management. Spine and neck injury, immobilisation, and management. Emotional and equipment preparation. Bleeding, including catastrophic bleeding and tourniquet use, including tourniquet improvisation and management. Breakages, types, detection, immobilisation, and management. Shock, types, diagnosis, and treatment. Hypo/hyperthermia. Casualty evacuation methods and improvisation including enacted scenarios. Casualty scenarios, response, and treatment. Cold water immersion and recovery. Remote safety equipment types and use. First aid kits, contents guidance and much more...
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and practice different scenarios, which can be made relevant for attending client settings if desired.
What to bring with you?
Clothing and footwear suitable for the prevailing weather conditions as some aspects of the course will be outside, including getting down on the floor both inside and outside. Notepad and pen. Packed lunch. An enquiring mind and sense of humour.
Refreshments, PPE, book, 3year certificate, a range of resources.
Cost £ 140
"Really informative and fun course, learnt a huge amount in the 2 days and Nigel was a very knowledgeable and fun trainer. Great mixture of theory and practical training to consolidate the techniques learnt during the weekend."
"I really liked doing the practical parts of the course - the scenarios at the end were brilliant, and the pegs with the injury was a great idea. Nigel was a great instructor - we had fun whilst learning at the same time."
"I really enjoyed this course. The content of the First Aid was made relevant for me, as an outdoor educator, involved in training and leading groups of young people for their DofE Expeditions. There were lots of practical elements of the course with realistic scenarios to assess our understanding of the course in an enjoyable way. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is involved in leading groups in the 'wilderness' or anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors."
"Nigel managed to make a not very entertaining subject fun. The course was very practical, useful and enjoyable. I can't recommend it enough ."
We try very hard to provide an effective service to meet the needs of individuals and organisations that require 1st aid training. If you are struggling to fit a fixed-date course into your diary please contact us to discuss the possibility of a more mutually agreeable date