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Outdoor and Wild Country First Aid Course – RALDA

The dates for the course are 3rd and 4th March 2018, at Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk, from 09.00 – 17.00 each day. If anyone is interested in joining any of these courses, please get in touch with me at [email protected] or on 0776 100 2538. There are limited places available. The cost of the course is £90 (+vat) to include the course content, first aid manual and certificate which is valid for three years.

The Outdoor and Wild Country First Aid Course

A two-day course where we focus on dealing with incidents far from medical help with the minimal equipment you would carry while participating in or leading outdoor activities. The emphasis is on practical skills with plenty of hands-on practice including lots of outdoor scenarios.

Our first aid courses are designed specifically for workers operating in outdoor, remote or wilderness environments. The training focuses on problem prevention and effective patient management when access to definitive care is difficult or delayed.

Excellent for Duke of Edinburgh Award Leaders, Outdoor Centres, Climbing Walls, ML Award Holders and SPA Award Holders. Scout leaders. Or anyone interested in working or playing in the outdoors.


Course Overview:

  • Assess and prioritise a first aid incident
  • Deal with the principals of incident management
  • Deal with an unconscious casualty
  • Carry out resuscitation (CPR)
  • Control bleeding and manage shock
  • Control scalds and burns
  • Control and manage fractures, spinal injuries and head injuries
  • Manage soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Manage snake bites and tick removal
  • Manage hypo/hyperthermia
  • Manage first aid conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes
  • Manage allergic reactions
  • Manage and deal with outdoor specific first aid incidents
  • Maintain communications with police, ambulance, mountain or lowland rescue organisations.
  • Carry out evacuations if necessary
  • Use and maintain first aid kits
  • Use alternative first aid methods, where first aid kits are not sufficient
  • Understand how mountain rescue work and air evacuation.