Outdoor First Aid… What’s covered and what it costs. What are Outdoor First Aiders Trained to Deal with?
Both courses are targeted at outdoor enthusiasts, those supervising outdoor activities and sports, forestry workers, professionals working in the outdoor industry and builders working on remote sites.
The 16 hour course covers Adult Basic Life Support in the outdoors; Limb Injuries in the outdoors; Head, Neck or Torso injuries in the outdoors; medical conditions or sudden illness in the outdoors; incidents involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors, first aid equipment, how to adapt and improvise your own equipment, casualty recovery, incident management and maintaining life until the arrival of the emergency services.
The 1 day course covers the skills and knowledge required to respond to a range of emergency situations covering CPR, unresponsive casualties, choking, blood loss in a range of outdoor situations. Each course can accommodate a maximum of 12 students. All courses involve practical assessment and the full Outdoor First Aid course involves a written assessment (multiple choice and short answers) so for these courses a basic competence in written English is required. Both courses involve some outdoor practical activities so waterproof outdoor clothing and outdoor footwear are required.
Courses are delivered by TrailShadow, instructors who are ex Mountain Rescue leaders or wilderness paramedics and the course is accredited by First Aid Awards, a regulated OfQual organisation.