Major Bleed Outdoors

This two-day advanced, expedition first aid course is designed for those playing or working in remote areas where evacuation to hospital care may be protracted. This course builds on previous outdoor first aid training such as the 16 hour REC Level 2 course.

Our instructional staff are qualified mountain leaders, climbing instructors and kayak instructors with cave and mountain rescue experience. They bring to this course an extensive experience in the outdoor adventurous activity and remote rescue world.

This REC Advanced (Expedition) First Aid course introduces more advanced first aid skills. It will enable you to deal with initial, pre-hospital, treatment in remote areas where more professional help may be delayed and where the casualty may need difficult evacuation.

Open Fracture Outdoors

The course makes extensive use of outdoor & realistic scenarios in all weather conditions appropriate to outdoor adventure.

Rescue Emergency Care (REC) is internationally recognised as one of the most relevant first aid training schemes for people who live in rural or remote areas and for those who lead groups or participate in outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, mountaineering, kayaking and other water sports.

Previous Experience:

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

Assessment:

As with the Level 2 (16 hour) course, assessment is made continuously over the 2-days.

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Course Content
  • 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
  • Supplementary oxygen
  • Hypothermia (advanced) and cold injuries
  • Drowning (advanced)
  • 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)