Two Day Outdoor First Aid Course wth Forest Routes
Times: Course duration 9am-6pm Dates: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th October 2018 Please arrive as promptly as you can - tea and coffee available from 8.30am. Location: Young Wood near Taunton Trainer: Nige Curnow, Forest Routes Ltd, who is a Forest School leader and Bushcraft practitioner Cost: £130 per person Booking: click here to go to our online booking page
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org What to wear/bring: We will be outside all day and doing scenarios whatever the weather. Please bring full waterproofs, boots, hat, gloves and plenty of extra warm layers for sitting around. We will have a campfire lit and be based in the roundhouse, so some shelter from wind. Please bring a torch as it will be dark by the end of the session; we will have some lighting to keep things safe and workable.
Refreshments: We will provide hot water and drinks, some biscuits, cake and a bowl hot veggie soup at lunch. Please bring other snacks and extra calories to keep you going! Any dietary or other needs please let us know. This 2 day First Aid course has been developed by Forest Routes with the unique focus on the activities and often remote environment characteristics in Bushcraft.
Course Information Accredited by ITC First, this course involves 18 hours of tuition, aimed at developing or enhancing learners first aid skills and knowledge to enable them to recognise when someone has a medical emergency and be able to give immediate appropriate assistance at first aid level.
Course duration is 2 hours longer than standard 16 hour Incident Management courses due to the inclusion of specialist elements such as Catastrophic Bleeding and the appropriate uses of haemostatic dressings and tourniquets. Therefore with these and other forest-based subjects, this course is titled with +F to respect the additional risks and hazards of using tools such as axes and saws.
The course is of a very practical nature and will involve ‘treating’ other course members and acting as a casualty. On successful completion students will be awarded the “Bushcraft Incident Management” First Aid+F certificate which is valid for three years.
For those who require an externally SQA regulated first aid qualification; this can be added the point of registration. Please contact us for further information.
Our course is structured with plenty of scenarios to enable lots of hands on experience which will boost your confidence when dealing with the real thing.
Vital signs of breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
Incident procedures including a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
Unconsciousness casualty including the causes and treatment
Airway Management including safe airway positions and recovery position
Breathing Problems including choking
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Use of Automated External Defibrillators
Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
Major injuries of head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm; including the associated treatment and remote improvised techniques
Minor injuries such as splinters, burns, blisters, bruises, stings and bites
Environmental hazards such as hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries;
Recognition and first aid treatment of illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy –
Safe best practices in the management of outdoor injuries and incidents; including use of first aid and emergency improvisation of resources when in remote environments.
Awareness of current regulations including the reporting of accidents; first aid kits and safety resources.
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