Advanced Expedition First Aid - 24 hours

Advanced Expedition First Aid - 24 Hours

These courses are for those going to remote places overseas who want a little bit more first aid knowledge and some drug awareness. A course designed to give you more options when days away from help. Traveling on expedition by foot or by vehicle, this course is both practical and theoretical.

Core course content below, however this can be adapted depending on your expedition focus - altitude, desert, cold or jungle.

  • Remit of instruction / Medical indemnity / Medications Act / Confidentiality
  • Record keeping and how to present yourself (perception of skill level)
  • Casualty assessment / taking a history / physical examination
  • Lecture on remote medical assistance & communication systems
  • Wound assessment, burns and blisters
  • Trauma - dealing with fractures (femur splinting) and dislocations in the field
  • Wound cleaning practical
  • Steri-strips & suturing
  • Use of tourniquets
  • Pain management
  • Hygiene and Gastrointestinal problems
  • Hydration / fluid replacement
  • Prevention of illness
  • Tropical diseases (Mosquitos, worms, flies, etc).

  • The Advanced Expedition First Aid Course is a 3 day course. If you already have a valid 2 day Outdoor First Aid certificate from a recommended provider you will have an exemption from the first two days of this course and the advanced certification can be taught as a 1 day course.

    We will also explain how to go about purchasing prescription only medications after the course.

    Our courses meet the HSE standards for 'Due Diligence' for first aid providers.

    Accreditation - The First Aid Training Co-operative is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organisation. You can reply on our quality assured systems for the appropriate training assessment and accreditation of your course. The Co-op is also a member of the Scottish First Aid Association and operative is insured through the Association of First Aiders, whom we are also members.

    We only run these courses for private groups, please Contact Us to book a group course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards.