First Aid courses across Cumbria and the Lake District
Suitable for: Freelancer instructors and small and medium businesses with employees working in a higher risk working environment or in more remote locations, such as mountain instructors, mountain bike leaders, cavers. There is a moderate likelihood of serious injury or illness, and emergency medical assistance may arrive more slowly (30 mins to 2 hours+).
The outdoor first aid course is highly context-driven and tailored to meet the needs of the learners and their working situation, be they paddlers, mountain instructors or cavers. It covers the full content of the FAW course and then uses context-based scenarios to elaborate on the core training covering the essential skills needed to preserve life, prevent worsening and promote recovery after injury or illness in the outdoor environment until medical help arrives. The additional context-based learning elaborates on the standard course covers issues relevant to those working in outdoor environments.
Our courses are active and hands-on! Expect to be an active participant, assessing other candidates as if you were a first aider and in turn acting as a casualty for other candidates. Learners should be physically able to participate, although reasonable adjustments are possible as appropriate.
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
The importance of preventing cross infection;
The need for recording incidents and actions - record keeping and accident reporting;
Use of available first aid equipment;
Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency - safe and systematic approach to first aid using A>B>C system;
Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
Recognising and treating medical emergencies: heart attack, angina, strokes;
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator (AED);
Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding - stabilising and bandaging;
Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters);
Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
Administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries;
Administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds;
Administer first aid to a casualty with eye injuries;
Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from sudden poisoning;
Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock;
Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.
CPR for children;
Cold water shock;
Sheltering and insulating a casualty;
Course delivery will include:
Practical casualty assessment Practical treatment for unconscious casualties
Practical CPR and AED use Practical treatment for bleeding and shock Practical treatment of life threatening illness Practical insulation and shelter of casualties Practical immobilisation of injuries Practical evacuation of walking wounded Practical incident management Practical management of casualties in a variety of positions/situations Practical management of more than one casualty
An extension to our First Care 16hr Outdoor course to bring it to FAW with the FAW exam. Suitable for anyone working in outdoor and rural environments who needs a FAW relevant to their workplace. Popular with equestrian workers.
First Aid courses across South Cumbria and the Lake District.