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Emergency Outdoor First Aid

Overview

Emergency Outdoor First Aid is a specialised training course that prepares individuals to provide immediate care in an outdoor setting where access to medical help may be delayed or limited. The course emphasises skills and knowledge tailored to more remote areas’ unique challenges and risks.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is suitable for those who participate in recreational or sporting activities or who may have to work outdoors.

This may include (but is not limited to):

  • Walkers
  • Climbers
  • Canoeists
  • Forestry Workers
  • Campers
  • Adventure sports enthusiasts

Why is this training important?

Completing this course will enable individuals to enjoy their outdoor pursuits with greater confidence knowing they have the skills to react appropriately to an emergency. Quick and appropriate action can make a life-saving difference in critical situations.

Course content

  • The roles and responsibilities of first aiders in an outdoor environment
  • Assess an incident
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Minor injuries (bruises, cuts, small cuts and grazes, and nose bleeds)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Bites and stings
  • Casualties who have been immersed in water
  • Body temperature emergencies (hypothermia, heat stroke)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibility of a first aider
  • Assess an incident
  • Manage a casualty who is unresponsive and NOT breathing normally
  • Provide First Aid to an unresponsive and breathing normally casualty
  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with minor burns and scalds
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty affected by the immersion of water
Certificated by: Ouch Learning and Development – approved by the FAIB
Duration: 8 Hours
Assessment: Practical assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

Available dates

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