Expedition First Aid (Level 4)

Remote Emergency Care; Expedition First Aid Level 4 (16hr)

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO HOLD AT LEAST A 16-HOUR BASIC FIRST AID CERTIFICATE OR EQUIVALENT, BEFORE BEING ABLE TO ATTEND THIS COURSE. This two-day advanced, expedition first aid course is designed for those playing or working in remote areas where evacuation to definitive care may be protracted. This remote medical course builds on previous outdoor first aid training such as the 16 hour REC Level 2 course.

Course Covers:

  • Patient monitoring (including blood pressure measurement)
  • Advanced fracture management and splinting (using assorted splints and improvisation)
  • Spinal management and transportation
  • AEDs and limitations in the wilderness
  • Fluid therapy in the wilderness
  • Hypothermia (advanced) and cold injuries
  • Communication and recording
  • Altitude Illness
  • Heat Illness and heat stroke
  • Animal related problems, including bites and stings as well as tropical illness
  • Wound care (advanced)


Our experienced expedition first aid instructors use practical, hands-on training to provide emphasis on being self-reliant, improvisation with the kit that you have, and dealing competently with both life-threatening and run-of-the-mill situations in locations where evacuation may be protracted. This remote medical course, as the name suggests, is focused on the needs of those who work or travel away from help where they feel the core skills gained in outdoor first aid or workplace based courses will be insufficient for the situation they are in.  

The training is designed for people going on expedition, working on remote sites or field trips who have standard expedition first aid equipment with them (as opposed to rescue team equipment). As with all of our training we use the expertise of our trainers as remote medics and expedition leaders in order to make the training as relevant as possible to your needs - be it you are attending one of our open courses as an individual or if we are putting together a bespoke course for your organisation.

The course is certified by REC at level 4E and extends the basic, core first aid skills.  It is targetted at those with recent first aid training and as It is necessary to be competent with the basics, in most cases we will ask that you have completed a 16 hour basic outdoor first aid course within the past 3 years.

If you have any questions or are not sure which course would suit you best, please feel free to get in touch.

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Upcoming Course Dates

23/09/2024 - 24/09/2024 Andover, Hants £195.00
04/12/2024 - 05/12/2024 Andover, Hants £195.00

Expedition First Aid (Level 4) is offered as a bespoke course. Contact us with your dates and locations

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Very outdoors focussed which was due to focussed experience of trainer – specific to learners.

Participant on open expedition first aid course

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