Outdoor First Aid

Outdoor First Aid at RQF Level 3

SM
Skill level
This comprehensive two-day qualification is designed for outdoor professionals and employees who work in rural or remote environments. It will enable learners to undertake the role of the First Aider when emergency medical assistance could be more than 30 minutes away. It will provide learners with the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of emergency outdoor situations including when and how to move a casualty, major illnesses and injuries, administering CPR and managing an unresponsive casualty.

The qualification meets the Outdoor First Aid Band 3 requirements set by the Institute for Outdoor Learning and the requirements for the first aid element of the expedition syllabus for the bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh awards. The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

A range of outdoor First Aid related subjects are covered including:

• What is outdoor first aid?

• Incident management

• First aid equipment

• Bones, joints and muscle injuries

• Summon assistance

• Head and spinal injuries

• Monitoring

• Chest and abdominal injuries

• Scene survey

• Major illnesses

• Primary survey

• Anaphylaxis

• Secondary assessment

• Extreme heat and cold

• Resuscitation

• Burns

• Disorders of respiration

• Eye injuries

• Wounds and bleeding

• Poisoning

• Hypovolaemic shock

Duration
16 hours
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
9:00 am
Start location
Fife training centre

£ 110.00 

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Emergency Outdoor First Aid at RQF Level 3

SM
Skill level
This one-day emergency outdoor first aid qualification will provide learners with the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of emergency outdoor situations in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.

The course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of emergency outdoor situations including summoning assistance, responding to changes in vital signs, administering CPR and blood loss. The qualification meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning band 2 training. The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

A range of outdoor First Aid related subjects are covered including:

• What is outdoor first aid?

• First aid equipment

• Summon assistance

• Monitoring

• Scene survey

• Primary survey

• Secondary assessment

• Resuscitation

• Disorders of respiration

• Wounds and bleeding

• Hypovolaemic shock

Duration
8 hours
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
9:00 am
Start location
Fife training centre

£ 70.00 

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Sports Injury First Aid

SM
Skill level
This course is approved by the Scottish Youth Football Association and is approved for their members.

This course is designed for those who attend or are involved in sporting events in any capacity. This includes coaches, managers, referees, players, spectators and any other involved adult. The course concentrates on the most common sporting injuries such as strains, sprains and head injuries. Areas covered include:

Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:

  • the importance of preventing cross infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • Assess the  situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr);  
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • Administer first aid  to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • The correct handling and application of dressings and bandages.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who has suffered a fracture to the upper or lower limb or a soft tissue injury;
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who has suffered a head injury - concussion, compression and serious head injury;
  • Identify the extent of any injury and assess the casualty's ability to re-nter the field of play;
  • Discuss the most appropriate contents for a Sports Injury First Aid Kit.
Duration
16 hours, including pre read and tutor led
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
Start location

£ 50.00 

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Catastrophic Bleeding Control Course

SM
Skill level

This course provides learners with guidance on catastrophic bleeding control, including dealing with the inherent dangers associated with the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings whilst administering First Aid in a high-risk working environment. All learners must hold an in date Level 3 Emergency First Aid or Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification. A range of subjects are covered including: Equipment

Primary survey

Catastrophic bleeding

Haemostatic dressings

Tourniquets

Top-to-toe survey

Environmental issues

Handover to the emergency services

Duration
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
Start location

£ 50.00 

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