Outdoor First Aid
the perfect solution for all
outdoor professionals and enthusiasts
This is an excellent course for those taking outdoor qualifications such as ML, SPA, MIA and MIC as well as IRATA, BOF, BCU and RYA. It is also popular with those undertaking Duke of Edinburgh responsibilities as well as those who mountain bike, paraglide, horse ride or simply walk or play in the outdoors and wish to be more prepared should an incident occur.
The 2 days have a strong emphasis on practical work and real life scenarios in the outdoor environment.
The centre opens at 8.30am for coffee and the course starts at 9am. The course will finish on both days at 6pm.
- Principles and guidelines for the first aider
- Vital signs – taking, recording and monitoring
- What to do in an emergency – casualty assessment
- Dealing with the unconscious casualty
- Summoning help in the outdoors and completing a Casualty Report Form
- Common medical emergencies: diabetes, Seizures (epilepsy) asthma, anaphylaxis
- Cardiac problems: heart attack and angina
- Basic Life Support: CPR
- Life-threatening bleeding and shock
- Environmental problems: heat and cold injuries and conditions
- Managing your casualty in the outdoors
- Moving and carrying a casualty
- Care of burns in the remote setting
- Care of wounds in the remote setting
- Head injuries and strokes
- Fractures including spinal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
The Emergency First Aid for Outdoor People courses are run from a number of locations around Snowdonia. The location for each course can be found underneath the course date above. If unsure please contact Active First Aid for clarification.