Advanced Outdoor First Aid Course

Advanced Outdoor First Aid

Advanced Outdoor First Aid course at RATHO, Edinburgh September 29-October1st.

First Aid Training Co-operative Director Cory Jones will be holding a rarely available Advanced Outdoor First Aid course at RATHO on September 29th -October 1st.

Day 1 and Day 2 are the standard Outdoor First Aid course content and Day 3 (1st October) is the advanced skills day.

The advanced section of the training covers:

  • extended information about wound cleaning and management including hygiene in developing world context, dealing with road traffic incidents
  • dealing with gunshot and knife wounds
  • alternative means of wound closure
  • relocation of dislocations ( focus on shoulder, finger and patella)
  • ankle fracture diagnosis
  • ankle strapping
  • lower leg improvised splints (advanced)
  • improvised femur splints
  • improvised pelvic splints
  • chest seals
  • basics of casualty packaging
  • improvised stretchers
  • illness recognition and management
  • staying healthy overseas
  • lots of multiple casualty scenarios
  • triage scenarios
  • managing multiple casualty scenarios and debriefs

We can also cover: altitude, tropical illness and or cold injury if required by any attendees. Please inform us in advance.

To book on the course follow this link

Please note: if you have attended an Outdoor First Aid course in the last 12 months and would like to attend on the third day only – please contact Lorna in our office to discuss your booking.

About The Author

Cory Jones

Cory is a graduate of the prestigious WEMSI school (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician), and a qualified teached with a masters degree in Environmental Management. He has lead expeditions worldwide (currently an International Mountain Leader) and is a director of Outdoor First Aid Limited. Cory Jones has worked in the outdoor industry for over 30 years. He first ran first aid training courses for the Red Cross in 2001. Cory has been a provider for SQA, ITC, REC, Highfield, Open College Network over the years. In 2008 Cory set up First Aid Academy in the Lancashire area and won the ‘New Business of the Year 2008 Award’. By 2010 he was running nearly 250 first aid training courses a year. Today, Cory is a director of Outdoor First Aid Limited as well as being a founder of the First Aid Training Co-operative.