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 2 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. 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 provided, but please bring your own if you prefer. You will need a packed lunch.
Cost £ 110
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