Course Details

A two day course (16 hours). The travel and expedition first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of advanced first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals 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:

ENVIRONMENT: hazards • cold • heat • chemicals • poisons • light • toxic substances

ESCORT: vital signs • psychological • monitor • fluids • stretcher • splints • pain control

ILLNESS chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes • poisons • hyperventilation • mental

SCENARIOS: triage • incident management • emergency plans • action cards

TRAVEL: dislocations • wound management • tropical diseases • gastric illnesses • altitude

The Assessment

Travel first aid is assessed by observation of practical skills throughout the course and written assignments

The Candidates

All lay candidates will have completed the Level 4 Advanced course 

Will be able to take control of an incident and direct standard First Aiders

Will be able to deal with more complex problems and use advanced methods

The Qualification

The Travel & Expedition First Aid course if certified for three years.

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