Course Details

A two day course (16 hours). The outdoor first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practical’s intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:

Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding • breathing and circulation • cpr • AED (automated external defibrillator) practical training

Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries

Health & Safety: recording accidents • RIDDOR • FAW regulations • first aid kits • sick room

Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes

Injury: head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye

Rescue: transportation • communication

Assessment: reviews learning during course • practical assessment • external assessors

To accommodate the RYA syllabus our Outdoor course will include understanding the differential for drowning, immersion and seasickness.

The Candidates

All candidates entering the REC scheme start with the outdoor first aid module

The Qualification

The Outdoor first aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme. It is the approved course for RYA, BC, MLTB.

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