Outdoor First Aid Level 2 (16 hour)
This two day outdoor first aid course is tailored specifically for Cycling and Triathlon Clubs dealing with the kind of injures you might come across out on your Swim/Bike/Run training. This course follows the Remote Emergency Care (REC) Outdoor First Aid, Level 2 core competencies.
- The ABCDE of first aid
- Scene management and personal protection
- Legal considerations
- Dealing with unconscious patients
- Airway management and the Safe Airway Position
- Choking and asthma
- Serious bleeding
- Managing head and spinal injuries
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- 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
Whatever level of athlete you are and whether you are training for your first charity bike ride or a Kona Ironman, 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.