OUTDOOR FIRST AID
If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders in outdoor activity, then this Level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable and highly trained personnel.
This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.
This course fulfils the requirements of the First Aid element of the expedition syllabus and it is suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.
A minimum of 16 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.
A range of outdoor First Aid related subjects are covered including:
- First Aid Equipment
- Assessment of the situation
- Prioritising treatment
- Environmental factors and climatic injuries
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Catastrophic Injuries with the use of CAT Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressings
- Casualty evacuation in a hostile environment
- Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Heart attacks
- Control of bleeding
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Chest injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Burns and scalds
- Frostbite and Acute Mountain Sickness
- Bites and stings
- Minor injuries
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day.
A three-year Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.
AGE RESTRICTIONS & COURSE NUMBERS
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 16 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
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