Remote Outdoor First Aid - Surrey First Aid Training

This 2 day course teaches delegates how to administer first aid in remote conditions. Perfect for ski instructors, D of E leaders, or Scout and Guide leaders.

We are the outdoor, expedition and wilderness first aid experts delivering courses for over 20 years.Surrey Hills

When working outdoors 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. Our course is taught through a range of practical scenarios and casualty simulation using the wonderful outdoor space of the South Downs.

 

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Who was this course designed for?

 

This course is ideal for anyone leading outdoor expeditions, including Duke of Edinburgh Leaders*, Mountain Leaders, Ski and Snow instructors, Scout Leaders, Forest School Leaders and many other outdoor activities.

The 2 day course meets the requirements and is approved by many National Governing Bodies including:

*We have prepared some specific information for Duke of Edinburgh Award Participants (not leaders).

 

What is the course content?

 

This course is a Level 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:

  • Scene management
  • Incident protocol
  • Triage
  • Primary assessment
  • Airway opening and Safe Airway position
  • Management of an unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Drowning
  • CPR – remote protocols
  • Defibrillator in remote environments
  • Choking management
  • Secondary assessment
  • Serious bleeding
  • 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
  • Cold-related injuries
  • Management of fractures
  • Common medical emergencies
  • Asthma – remote protocols
  • Anaphylaxis – remote protocols
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • 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. We have produced an information sheet with more information for you to download here.

 

What is the course duration?

 

This course runs for 16 hours, this is typically delivered over two 8 hour days. We can also offer an 8 hour Emergency Outdoor First Aid course.

 

What is the assessment method?

 

Competency-based training and continuous observation by the trainer.

 

What certificate do we get?

 

Successful candidates will receive a certificate by email which is valid for three years. We are also able to offer a workplace certificate for this course, this could be the 6 hour Emergency First Aid at Work course. Or alternatively the 16 hours could be used towards the First Aid at Work certificate. To find out more please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

How do I book?

 

Groups - If you are interested in booking this course for your group at your venue please fill out our group booking enquiry form.

Individuals - We also run this course at our public venue, please check availability on our public course dates page. The courses are held just outside Guildford and is accessed easily by the M3 and M25.

 

What is the cost?

 

The cost per person at our public venue in Guildford is £204.00 inclusive parking, refreshments and VAT.

Please send us an enquiry to receive a personalised quote if you would like to train 6 or more persons at your venue.

 

 

 

                                                                              

 

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