OFA 2 days: Outdoor First Aid 2 Days

Course Code

OFA 2 days

Summary

Outdoor First Aid Course, 2 days, 16 hours. Suitable for all types of outdoor practitioner

Due Diligence Checks

First Aid Training Co-operative meet the HSE Due Diligence requirements for first aid training.

Instruction Method

Theoretical training and practical scenarios are used together, and are progressed to being based in remote locations, potentially several hours from help.

You will be very active on this course, both inside and outdoors. Come prepared to get involved, check the weather forecast, and bring appropriate outdoor clothing with you for going outdoors on the second day!


Prerequisites

No prerequisite first aid knowledge is required

Topics

Course content:

Contents of a first aid kit

Accident reporting

Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour

Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE

Casualty Monitoring and casualty protection

Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Positions and other Safe Airway Positions

Breathing Problems - cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) inc AED / defibrillator use, drowning/child CPR, heart attack, angina, choking (adult and child)

Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Crush Injury and catastrophic blood loss if appropriate to the group (chain saw injury). Bandaging issues

Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques. Soft tissue injuries

Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management

Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries

Common Illnesses / Medical Emergencies – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

Other Illnesses - Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, etc

Animal bites and stings

Awareness of current regulations

Making emergency calls in different outdoor situations - phone / radio / other methods

Triage

Outdoor Incident Scenarios

Benefits

Our Outdoor First Aid course covers requirements for -

Forest School Practitioner - covers child CPR, illness, choking
Mountain Bikers Leaders and Coaches (BC, CTC, MBLA, etc)
Mountain Leaders / Climbers and Instructors (IML, MLA, SPA, etc)
Ski Instructors (BASI etc)
Paddlesports coaches and instructors (BCU/SCA etc)
Sailors (RYA)
Forestry (+F requirements) and Ecologists
Remote First Aid
Wilderness First Aid
Aquatic First Aid (BCU/SCA)
Duke of Edinburgh Assessors and Supervisors
Field Studies Tutors
Expedition Leaders

Duration (in days)

2

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20 Jan 2019

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24 Jan 2019

25 Jan 2019

Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

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03 Feb 2019

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07 Mar 2019

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17 Mar 2019

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30 May 2019

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124 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ

06 Jul 2019

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Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

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South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

05 Sep 2019

06 Sep 2019

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07 Sep 2019

08 Sep 2019

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

21 Sep 2019

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South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

24 Oct 2019

25 Oct 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

14 Nov 2019

15 Nov 2019

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

14 Nov 2019

15 Nov 2019

Loch Ken, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NQ

16 Nov 2019

17 Nov 2019

Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

30 Nov 2019

01 Dec 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

11 Jan 2020

12 Jan 2020

124 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ
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