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Mountain First Aid

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A three day course. A two emergency first aid course with a bolt on extra day specifically for mountains. The course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

  • The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway
  • Assessing a casualty
  • Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
  • Deciding how to deal with an accident or incident
  • Awareness of delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions


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:

  • Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding • 

breathing and circulation • cpr

  • Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries
  • Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes
  • Injury: head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye
  • Rescue: transportation • communication
  • Mountain specific techniques for providing first aid


The Candidates

  • All candidates entering the REC scheme start with the emergency first aid module and then add specialised areas on to this.


The Qualification

  • The Mountain first aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme.

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