Outdoor First Aid Course for Leaders (London)
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If you are an active OutdoorLads outdoor event leader, and have either not been on an outdoor first aid course previously, or in the last three years, OutdoorLads will pay your course fee. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please contact the office on email@example.com who will be able to advise.
You are responsible for your own travel, food and accommodation costs. The course lasts for two days, starting early each morning and finishing in the evening each day.
This outdoor course deals with issues involved with the long term care of casualties in a remote setting. It is often referred to as a Wilderness First Aid or a Remote First Aid.
The outdoor first aid course includes primary and secondary surveys of a casualty, we also look at first aid equipment and how you may adapted and improvise your own equipment to support your first aid kit.
A lot more emphasis is placed on incident management and relaying information to rescue teams.
We assume minimal outdoor equipment is available. There are plenty of opportunities to practice first aid.
This 2 day (16 hour) course is recognised by the National Governing Bodies such as the Mountain Leader Training, British Canoe Union, British Cycling, British Association of Snowsport Instructors etc. Certificates are issued through the OfQual Awarding Organisation
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You will need to bring some ID with you; see "What kit to bring" below.
We are hoping that Covid-19 restrictions will allow us to be able to run it, obviously this may change in the meantime and if regulations mean we cannot run this event, we will look to reschedule. However, in the interests of supporting leader development and training, we're cautiously optimistic that this will be able to go ahead.
Photo: Photo by Simon Hawthorn and used with permission.
NOTE: We will be looking to put on similar courses elsewhere in 2021. To register your interest, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where abouts in the country you are!
What to bring
Whilst most of the time will be indoors, you need to bring warm and waterproof outdoor gear that could get muddy as we deal with simulated casualties outdoors.
For indoor sessions, please wear loose comfortable clothing; not skirts, shorts or low cut tops. Also, please do not wear lipstick, lip-gloss or lip balms as this hinders the effective cleaning of the manikins.
Please remember some courses will have outdoor sessions; please make sure you bring clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.
You will need to bring with you some form of ID with your signature and / or a photograph on it. We cannot register you onto the course without this.
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch and snacks to eat during each day. Drinks will be available throughout the day.