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September 2014
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Outdoor First Aid Course

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Your Guide: Paul Freeman
  • Maximum number of places per day: 12
  • Price Per Person: £37.50

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Why would I want to do this course?



If you wish to improve your hill walking skills, you walk with friends or lead a local group this course will help equip you with the knowledge of what needs to be done if an accident or illness happens.


Being in the outdoors nearly always means that someone has to be looked after for a longer period than normal. This course develops practical first aid skills and knowledge of how to manage the situation until help arrives.


This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as a useful refresher for those with some experience.


What are the benefits of this course?


- It develops your skills and confidence to deal with accidents and illness in the outdoors.


- The course is delivered by a qualified trainer with many years practical outdoors first aid experience.


- Certificates last for 3 years and are validated through an approved Awarding Body, ITC Ltd.


What will I do on this course?


Around 70% of the 8 hour course will be spent in interactive, practical activity. By the end of the course you will be able to:


- Assess the situation so you can act safely and effectively in an emergency


- Take, record and monitor vital signs


- Appreciate how to prevent cross infection


- Deal with the unresponsive person and maintain a safe airway


- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


- Administer first aid to someone who is, bleeding and suffering from shock


- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries


- Protect and insulate casualties


- Use available equipment


What's included in the price?


Included in the price is the use of first aid materials, an easy to follow first aid manual written specifically for the outdoors and one CPR training manikin per 2 participants.