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Outdoor First Aid (16 hr)

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Course Details

Start date: 12-01-2019
End date: 13-01-2019
Cost: POA
Location: The Anderton Centre

New Road
United Kingdom

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Trainer Details
Chris Brain

Chris Brain


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Course Aims

This two day course is designed to give you an easy to remember and systematic way of managing casualties and giving first aid. The course is very practical based, tailored to make it relevant to you and will help you feel confident in dealing with a range of casualties in diverse situations.

Key topics will include

? Understanding the body, recognizing changes in vital signs
? The accident procedure, arranging for help and dealing with an unconscious casualty
? Airway and breathing issues
? Heart attack, angina and CPR
? Dealing with major bleeding and shock
? Medical conditions (Epilepsy, Diabetes, stroke)
? Hot and cold injures
? Managing damage injuries to the body
? Environmental factors and coping with casualties outdoors
? Casualty handling and transportation
? Leadership in a first aid situation

Kit and Equipment

You will need to bring the following with you to the course

? Outdoor clothing suitable for the conditions
? Pen and paper to take notes
? A camera if you wish to take photos
? You may also wish to bring your first aid kit to look through

Course Location
The Venue for the Course is the Anderton Centre in Bolton. The address is
The Anderton Centre New Rd, Chorley PR6 9HG

Additional Information
You can download the course handbook on the course resources page at

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

  • 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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