The Outdoor Incident Management First Aid course achieves a first aid qualification as required by many national governing body outdoor pursuits and sports coaching bodies including the MLTB. It is of 16 hour duration – usually run over 2 days, but this can be split in to shorter modules for a group booking. There is a large outdoor practical element where first aid skills are put to the test in a realistic environment with all the problems of outdoor terrain and weather. This course has also been adapted for business and industry including for forestry workers, remote surveyors and paint-ball sites.

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs
  • Incident procedure
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Insulation and shelter, evacuation issues
  • Bleeding and shock, including scenarios
  • Basic life support Heart attack
  • Chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support Non Heart Attack (child/drowning)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Minor Injuries – soft tissue and fractures including scenarios
  • Serious injuries – including injuries to head, chest, belly, pelvis and thigh
  • Scenarios – outdoor session 1: lone rescuer
  • Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia
  • Common medical problems – includes asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, epilepsy, stroke, faints and conscious heart attack/angina
  • Scenarios – outdoor session 2: group rescues
  • Conscious casualty positioning
  • Burns
  • Poisons
  • Eye injuries
  • Triage
  • First aid kits
  • Legislation
  • Protective equipment - e.g. harnesses and helmets
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision throughout

Pre-requisites

Candidates need to be fit enough to cope with the practical demands of the course i.e. to be able to kneel, roll over a casualty and perform simulated CPR on a manikin. A willingness to participate in all practical aspects of the course is essential, as although there is no formal examination, this course is continually assessed by the trainer.