Outdoor First Aid training (RRP £150) is a course designed specifically to meet the needs of those undertaking fieldwork or outdoor activities in remote areas.
An ambulance could be hours away, so we give you the practical skills and confidence you need to care for an injured or ill club member until professional help arrives. This course is designed to go beyond basic first aid and give you as a student volunteers key first aid skills you need when working in remote environments. More importantly it will give you the confidence to use those skills effectively in the field.
Typical course contents include but are not limited to:
- Introduction, mountain rescue, mountain survival
- Fieldwork planning and safety in the hills and mountains
- Scene assessment, communication & delegation
- Safety & hygiene, communicable diseases (e.g. HIV)
- Primary survey-trauma/non-trauma (recovery postn./imobilisation)
- The “chain of survival” - relevance & application of CPR in the hills
- First aid kits for fieldwork
- Control of bleeding, serious bleeding in the hills and pressure points
- Shock - types, treatment and importance when help is delayed
- Recognising and treating injuries in the outdoor environment
- Practical sessions on spinal immobilisation and moving patients
- Environmental problems: heat, cold, altitude
- Reporting of accidents at work and in the hills
The course will take place from Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November on the South Kensington Campus; it will run over 2 days from 09.00 - 17.00 PM each day with a break for lunch.
The course is recognised by the Royal Geographical Society among other professional bodies.
Sign-ups will close on Thursday 09 November, 17.00 PM