Wilderness First Aid Course – Remote Emergency Care Level 3
Wilderness First Aid course Level 3. A 16hr first aid training course where you will gain a nationally recognised qualification. This course fulfils the requirements for mountain leader training (ML) and BCU amongst others.
If you’re heading out into the wilderness, off on an expedition or are leading an outdoor activity for a group of people, this is the course for you. Gain a QNUK level 3 award in Outdoor First Aid during this 2 day course. This nationally recognised qualification fulfils the BCU (British Canoe Union) and MLTE (Mountaineer Leaders), BASI, RYA requirements, amongst others.
This course teaches you the fundamentals of first aid in an outdoor environment and covers all the theory and practical elements of dealing with patients whilst outdoors. The course is split into the key elements (listed below) which we teach you in a fun and informative way. We don’t have you stuck in a room reading off of a slideshow presentation. Instead you’ll be given professional first aid training throughout the course, then thrust into the woodland environment where you’ll come across different emergency scenarios which you will have to practice what you’ve just learnt. The basis behind this style of teaching is that you really get to grips with what is being taught on different levels.
During the course you’ll cover:
- Outdoor scene assessment and management
- Patient assessment
- Personal protection
- Dealing with unconscious patients
- Recovery position and safe airway positions
- Chocking and Asthma
- CPR training
- Minor bleeding – controlling/stopping methods
- Major bleeding – controlling/stopping methods
- Recognising and dealing with fractures and dislocations
- Recognising and dealing with head, neck and torso injuries
- Dealing with burns in the outdoors
- Hyperthermia and dehydration
- Improvised stretchers
- Improvised splints
- Management of shock, including anaphylaxis and the use of an Epipen
- Monitoring patients vital signs
- Fracture management
- Dealing with heart attacks
- Dealing with seizure and strokes
- Diabetes and dealing with it whilst outdoors
At the end of the course you will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate in first aid, which is valid for 3 years.
Food is included within the 2 days and camping overnight on site is highly recommended.
Course cost – £125
Location: This course is held at our Wiltshire site close Cirencester.
8th – 9th April 2017
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8th – 9th April 2017
All meals for this course will be provided, allowing each student the opportunity to do some bushcraft cooking over an open fire. We have a kettle always on the go so you can help yourself to tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. We also have fresh drinking water and a fruit bowl available.
This course starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm.
Joining instructions will be sent to participants once full payment has been made along with your receipt. This will include details of where to meet, when to meet, and what to bring with you.