Outdoor Emergency First Aid (8hr)

  • first aid

  • 8 hrs

  • Up to 12 people
  • house-outline

    River and Dale Adventures

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    Denholme, GB

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  • Description

    This 8-hour Emergency Outdoor First Aid qualification is suitable for outdoor professionals and employees providing learners with the skills and knowledge to respond promptly and safely to a range of emergency situations in the outdoors, including summoning assistance, administering CPR, unresponsive casualties, choking and blood loss, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.

    This qualification meets the Outdoor First Aid Band 2 requirements set by the Institute for Outdoor Learning and is awarded by First Aid Awards, an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation.

    During this comprehensive 1-day course learners will participate in a mix of classroom-based theory and practical outdoor scenarios based on real-life first aid examples. 

    Upon successful completion learners will receive a Level 3 Award in Emergency Outdoor First Aid e-certificate valid for 3 years from date of course. 

    What to bring

    We run these courses year round, in all weather conditions and recommend that all participants come suitably prepared for being outside for extended periods of time.

    As a minimum we would expect participants to bring:

    1. Waterproof/Windproof Top and Bottoms.
    2. Multiple Warm Layers.
    3. Sturdy shoes, walking boots or Wellies.
    4. Hats, gloves and scarves/Sun hat and Sun Cream.

    Pen & paper is optional for those who like to take notes, however we can provide these on the day if required, and you will be provided one of the comprehensive Outdoor First Aid manuals as part of the course.

    Teas, Coffees and light refreshments will be available during the course, but participants will be required to bring their own packed lunch and water bottles.


    The day will consist of approximately 8 hours of contact learning time with the instructor and about 30 minutes allowed for lunch around midday. Plenty of toilet and refreshment breaks will be offered throughout the day.

    During the course a range of outdoor first aid related subjects will be covered including:

    1. What is outdoor first aid?
    2. First aid equipment
    3. Primary survey
    4. Secondary assessment
    5. Scene survey
    6. Summoning assistance
    7. Monitoring
    8. Resuscitation
    9. Wounds and bleeding
    10. Hypo-volaemic shock
    11. Disorders of respiration

    Summative assessment by the instructor occurs throughout the day of the course through practical demonstrations and oral questioning. As your instructor is also your assessor there is no need for a formal assessment process at the end of the day.


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