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Travel First Aid (REC Level 5)

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A two day course (16 hours). The travel first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of advanced first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

  • Development of skills gained at emergency level
  • In-depth review of emergency care topics
  • Advanced techniques • skills • development
  • Review of special interest topics by the candidates


The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:

  • Environment: hazards • cold • heat • chemicals • poisons • light • toxic substances
  • Escort: vital signs • psychological • monitor • fluids • stretcher • splints • pain

control

  • Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes • poisons • 

hyperventilation • mental

  • Scenarios: triage • incident management • emergency plans • action cards
  • Travel: dislocations • wound management • tropical diseases • gastric 

illnesses • altitude

The Assessment

  • Travel first aid is assessed by observation of practical skills throughout the course and written assignments


The Candidates

  • All lay candidates will have completed the Level 4 Advanced course 
  • Will be able to take control of an incident and direct standard First Aiders
  • Will be able to deal with more complex problems and use advanced methods


The Qualification

  • The Travel First Aid course if certified for three years

Course Dates

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