We are outdoor, expedition and wilderness first aid experts.
When working in remote locations it can take more time for professional help to arrive, therefore remote first aid is a crucial life-saving skill. We believe that the best way to gain these skills is through hands-on, practical outdoor first aid training, which is enjoyable and leaves people with the knowledge and confidence to know what to do in an emergency.
The course content is primarily based in the outdoors and recreates emergency scenarios to test your knowledge of responding to an incident where help is not immediately available.
What you will learn
This course is a Level 2 Remote Outdoor First Aid course and the content is based on current guidelines published by:
UK Resuscitation Council
Wilderness Medical Society
Currently accepted guidance and best-practice from medical advisory bodies and published evidence for the treatment of First Aid in a remote or wilderness context.
The course covers the following content:
Airway opening and Safe Airway position
Management of an unconscious casualty
CPR – remote protocols
Defibrillator in remote environments
Major trauma including crush injuries and suspension trauma
Head, neck and spinal injury
Management of bone and joint injuries
Monitoring vital signs
Hypothermia - remote protocols
Hyperthermia and dehydration – remote protocols
Acute mountain sickness- HACE & HAPE
Management of fractures
Common medical emergencies
Asthma – remote protocols
Anaphylaxis – remote protocols
Heart attack and Angina
Please ensure that you check your National Governing Body's requirements for First Aid.
Forestry Commission: Recent changes to Forestry Commission First Aid policy (2012) recommend those who work in the forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work.