Level 3 Outdoor First Aid: 2-day course
This comprehensive two day course is designed for those working in the outdoors, particularly around water. You’ll learn how to deal with a range of emergency situations confidently, promptly and safely; particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.
This course satisfies the requirements for NGB outdoor qualifications that ask for a 16-hour first aid course. It fulfils the requirements of the First Aid element of the D of E expedition syllabus and it is suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
There is sufficient content in this course to satisfy the requirements of the HSE in respect of Emergency First Aid at Work. An additional certificate can be provided to evidence this to an employer, this should be requested from your course instructor and additional fees may apply.
A range of subjects are covered including:
- First Aid Equipment
- Assessment of the situation
- Prioritising treatment
- Environmental factors
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Moving a casualty
- Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Heart attacks
- Control of bleeding
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Chest injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Burns and scalds
- Heat exhaustion
- Bites and stings
- Minor injuries
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to assessment.