Outdoor First Aid
Learn and have fun with the Experts
An accredited course teaching primary and secondary skills including:
- First Aid Priorities
- Scene Assessment & Environment
- Primary Survey & Airway Management
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and choking
- Cold water shock
- Exposure to heat and cold
- Casualty handling
- Minor injuries
We include lots of fun and practical scenarios. You will be given a textbook to support your learning.
The course is 09.00 until 17.30. Hot drinks may be available but bring your own lunch or money to buy some in town. We need a minimum of 3 people to run this course.
First Aid Course duration: 1 day with at least 8 hours instructional time.
This course is accepted by the RYA for watersports instructors and for commercial endorsement of PB2s.
Understand the role of a first aider in regard to:
- The importance of preventing cross infection
- The need for recording and/or reporting incidents and accidents
- Assessing a scenario and circumstances to ensure they act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Can perform CPR to current protocols, and understand the differential for drowning.
- Understand the importance of the recovery position and the need to modify it for small spaces.
- Can administer first aid to those who are unconscious
- Can identify types of external bleeding and control bleeding
- Can use appropriate dressings, bandages and other first aid equipment available, including improvised dressings and bandages.
- Understand the term shock, recognise and treat it
- Can recognise and understands the treatment for hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure.
- Recognise the signs of a reduced level of response, with particular reference to serious head injuries.
Can administer suitable first aid for:
- breathing difficulties
- chest pain
- diabetic emergency
- burns, including scalds, chemical and electrical
- minor injuries including small cuts, grazes, bruises and small splinters
- Can choose suitable first aid equipment
N.B. First aid certificates are usually only valid for three years