Level 3 Outdoor First Aid Course (RQF)
The Outdoor First Aid is a 2-day (16 hour) course that is specifically designed for those working or spending recreational time in the outdoor environment. It is suitable for school Duke of Edinburgh leaders, residential trip leaders and for staff and students on study field trips.
The skills and knowledge learnt on this course are contextualised to an outdoor setting and there are lots of practical based scenarios to practise and apply your skills in an outdoor setting.
"The best first aid course I have taken. Lovely, clear, informative and installed plenty of confidence. Great practical learning!"
Brackenfield Independent School, Harrogate
Over the 2 days the course will include the following:
Managing own safety in an outdoor first aid incident
Managing group safety in an outdoor setting
Assessment procedure of a casualty including primary and secondary survey
Managing an unconscious casualty
Protecting a casualty from the environment
Safe airway positions
CPR protocols for cardiac arrest and drowning
Use of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)
Treatment for bleeding and shock
Dealing with fractures, head, neck and spine injuries
Medical emergencies, including seizures, anaphylaxis, strokes, diabetes and asthma
Hypothermia and hyperthermia
Bites, stings and outdoor related infections such as Weil’s Disease
Triage and incident management in the outdoor setting
All our courses are valid for 3 years and all our trainers have extensive qualifications and experience based in the outdoors.