Outdoor First Aid

With the increase in participation in outdoor activities, Outdoor First Aid has become a valuable addition to the outdoor instructor or leaders toolkit.  The Outdoor First Aid course focuses on the challenges of providing first aid to casualties who may not receive further help for some time due to their remote location of challenges in getting experienced help.  It gives practical ways to provide longer-term care of casualties in remote environments.

Our courses are thoroughly risk assessed and follow the latest COVID 19 guidance for the delivery of first aid training.

The course covers first aid for the outdoor environment including primary and secondary survey of casualties, who to call and when, CPR, identification, and treatment of common injuries and incidents. This comprehensive course is designed to ensure you feel competent to deal with any challenge that may face you on the fell, crag, or water and is delivered by staff with over 15 years of experience in dealing with land and water-based rescues including CPR and countless common first aid incidents.  As is important in outdoor first aid, a lot more emphasis is placed on incident management, monitoring casualties, and relaying information to appropriate help.  We do this by providing plenty of practical scenarios and descriptions of real examples of incident management.  The course is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, environmental consultants, and professionals working in the outdoor industry.

This 2 day (16 hours) course is recognised by the National Governing Bodies such as the MTA, BCU, BOF, SMBLA, BCA, BASI, etc. Be sure to check your NGBs requirements.
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Outdoor First Aid Course Outline

  • Introduction to the qualification
  • A systematic approach to incident management in the outdoors
  • Explanation and Discussion of safe best practice
  • Causes of unconsciousness and treatment
  • External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
  • Resuscitation including CPR, AED
  • Management of choking
  • Injury management outdoors
  • Illness recognition and management
  • Managing thermal (heat, cold) problems

For employers, it is important to operate with due diligence when selecting a first aid trainer.  Cross the UK first aid training complies with all areas recommended by the HSE of due diligence.  You are welcome to request further information and to view the qualifications of first aid trainers and assessors on request.

D of E Leaders and MTA members £90 (£20 discount from standard course fee – Email mick@crosstheuk.com for details)

See below for the next available course dates. The course fee includes a first aid manual and first aid certificate valid for three years.  This course will contain some pre-learning in line with our COVID-19 risk assessment which aims to minimise the contact time on the course.  Successful completion of the pre-learning module will reduce the course time on day two with learners who have completed the pre-set online task able to finish the course at 1pm.

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