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Outdoor First Aid (16 hr)

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Course Details

Start date: 17-02-2020
End date: 18-02-2020

Location: Merthyr Tydfil

Trainer Details
Richard Batten

Richard Batten

Email ventureouttraining@hotmail.com

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Outdoor First Aid is an active and practical subject. Participants are normally required to be physically able to kneel, twist and bend over simulated casualties, kneel on the floor to perform simulated CPR, roll, help roll and help lift simulated casualties. Please inform your trainer of any injuries that may inhibit you in these activities.

A two day course (16 hours). The outdoor first aid 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 • AED (automated external defibrillator) practical training
  • 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

To accommodate the RYA syllabus our Outdoor course will include understanding the differential for drowning, immersion and seasickness.


The Candidates

  • All candidates entering the REC scheme start with the outdoor first aid module


The Qualification

  • The Outdoor first aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme. It is the approved course for RYA, BCU, MLTB.

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