Wildness / Outdoor First Aid

 Escaping to the great outdoors and adventure activities is becoming more and more popular however the inherant risks associated with these activities needs to be carefully managed.

Our Wildnerness First Aid Course concentrates on issues involved with the longer term care of casualties in remote environments. 

The course covers first aid for the outdoor environment including primary and secondary survey of casualties and prolonged accident management.

The course also looks at suggested first aid equipment for the outdoors and how you may adapt / improvise your own equipment to supplement your first aid kit.

A lot more emphasis is placed on incident management, monitoring casualties and relaying information to rescue teams. We assume minimal equipment (similar to what is already on your back) and provide plenty of practical scenarios.

The course is suitable for outdoor enthusiasts, Scouts, Cadets, environmental consultants and professionals working in the outdoor industry.

 Course Content

The Wilderness First Aid Course is especially designed for anyone enjoying the great outdoors and can be tailored specifically to your activity / environment and will include:

  • Aims and Priorities
  • Asphyxia and Choking
  • Body Temperatures
  • Burns
  • Chest Injuries
  • Contaminated Waste Disposal
  • CPR - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Injuries
  • Fainting
  • Fractures
  • Head Injuries
  • Heart Conditions
  • Incident Management
  • Poisons, Drugs and Toxins
  • Record Keeping
  • Shock
  • Stroke / CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident)
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Wounds and Bleeding


How long will this course take? 

This course involves at least 6 hours of training and is completed over 1 day.

Will I get a recognised First Aid certificate? 

At the end of the course, you will get a certificate issued by an Ofqual Regulated Centre. The certificate is valid for three years.

This course is regularly held in our Dartmoor and Brecon Beacons training centres or we will happily attend your Scout Den, work place or base-camp to incorporate our training into your expedition. 


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