Our 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course adheres to Band 3 of the Institute for Outdoor Learning – Outdoor First Aid Training Framework.
Outdoor First Aid is a specific discipline in First Aid. Outdoor First Aid presents the rescuer with the unique situation of prolonged care of a patient in a remote area, before definitive medical care can be provided. In such situations the emergency medical services may be difficult to obtain or delayed and there are a number of different skills required compared to the urban setting.
Throughout your Outdoor First Aid course you will be presented with a number of realistic situations involving casualty make up. This will challenge and enhance the skills and knowledge you have acquired during the course.
25th & 26th January 2018
27th & 28th January 2018
15th & 16th March 2018
24th & 25th March 2018
26th & 27th April 2018
19th & 20th May 2018
19th & 20th June 2018
2 Days 9.30hrs – 18.30hrs
Qualification for this course is achieved through on-going assessment for the duration of the course.
Qualification (Valid for 3 years)
1. Emergency First Aid at Work (FAIB Approved)
2. Outdoor First Aid 16 Hours
Introduction to Outdoor First Aid
Action and priorities in an Emergency
Basic Life Support (Adult and Child CPR)
Administer First Aid to an Adult or Child who is choking
Content of First Aid kits
Primary and Secondary patient assessment
Management of the unconscious patient
Heart Attack – Stroke – Anaphylaxis – Diabetes – Seizures (Epilepsy) – Asthama – Dehydration
Fractures – Minor & Major Bleeding – Head Injuries – Spinal Injuries – Hypothermia & Hyperthermia
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An amazing two day outdoor first aid course run by Andy Sullivan of Emergency Life Support Team , real life scenarios played out where you become the hands on first responder, check it out. A much needed fresh approach to teaching first aid that does not involve ticking boxes in a classroom powerpoint presentation. Highly recommended.
If you know someone who's interested in learning how to save a life and what to do in an emergency situation, I can highly recommend Andy at Emergency Life Support Team. It's also great fun and a good day outdoors!
“ELST has become our favoured provided of First Aid, because of the knowledge and skill he brings to the course, his understanding of our needs working outdoors and with machinery . Most of the teaching is outside, and the training scenarios are tailored to our work and much more realistic than classroom-based providers. Our staff say they feel more confident and able to deal with an incident and that they really enjoy the training. Thanks Andy!”
As a mountain leader I needed to renew my first aid qualification. I found the 2 day Outdoor first Aid course both fun and challenging. Andy’s practical knowledge and advice made this course shine out from others I have attended. Don’t expect overhead projectors and PowerPoint presentations this course is truly ‘Outdoors’. I found the website easy to use and it gave me a good variety of dates to choose from. Andy ensured that the casualty scenarios were realistic and more importantly relevant to my work.This course will be at the top of my list when it’s time to refresh my knowledge. Nigel Chater HF Holidays
Fantastic experience and knowledge. Very reassuring. Gained a lot of confidence. Well worth it, cheers!Fin GlazierChichester College
After years of renewing my first aid certificate in stuffy classrooms with sheaves of notes never looked at again, this course was a breath of fresh air - literally.....With Andy and his amazing team we got one valuable list of first aid kit contents, one simple (SAMPLE) acrostic to remind us what info to get from the 'patient' and a host of practical advice. Treating casualties in the woods for injuries and incidents that you really might potentially meet was stimulating and scary in equal measure.This course was practical, relevant and fun. I feel so much more confident that I CAN do this.Thank you, guys! Lynda Woods Sussex Wildlife Trust