Outdoor First Aid for Forest Schools, Level 2 - 16 hour
This two day outdoor first aid course is tailored specifically for Forest School trainers and other people that work with young people in semi remote places. Planned and delivered in conjunction with our friends at the Surrey Wildlife Trust, this course follows the Remote Emergency Care (REC) Outdoor First Aid, Level 2 core competencies.
- Scene management and personal protection
- Legal considerations
- The ABCDE of first aid
- Dealing with unconscious patients
- Airway management and the Safe Airway Position
- Choking and asthma
- Serious bleeding
- Managing head and spinal injuries
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the wilderness
- Management of shock, including anaphylaxis and the use of the Epipen
- Vital signs and patient monitoring
- Fracture management
- Wound management – cuts, grazes, road rash and blisters
- Diabetes and dealing with low blood sugar
- Dehydration and hyperthermia
- Heart disease
- Seizures and stroke
Slips, Trips & Falls are common place in any woodland environment, then you add games such as Speedy Treasure Hunt or Bat & Moth the likelihood of a first aid incident is greatly increased. When you start considering activities such as Willow Whittling, Den Building or Campfire, appropriate first aid training is of paramount importance.
Whatever your activity plan, through this training course you’ll be armed with a solid first aid knowledge base, giving you the ability and understanding to work with the resources you have to hand.
We firmly believe in a pragmatic approach to first aid training. It should be based around the following concepts;
- Equipping you with the knowledge of how and why things happen within the body.
- Giving you the understanding of how to deal with certain situations as they unfold.
- Building your confidence to know that if it is working then it is good enough.
The end result is what we are looking for, the three P’s of first aid training; Preserve life, Promote recovery, Prevent further harm.
This course also fulfils the requirements of the major outdoor National Governing Bodies for first aid training (e.g. MLTUK, BCU). The course is delivered by outdoor people for outdoor people, and will involve plenty of outdoor scenarios.