Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone looking to gain or renew their EFAW qualification, this 2-day course provides a solid introduction to the application of first aid in the outdoors. The course deals with everyday hazards as well as those that we may face on expedition and uses exciting, scenario based training methods which immerse the participant in realistic, real life situations.
Raising awareness of risks and how to prevent incidents, this exciting and fast paced foundation course will help you to keep yourself and those in your care safe while enjoying the freedom of the outdoors wherever you may be.
Taking the Woodlore team's wilderness experience, we have joined forces with CIPHER Medical Consultancy Limited to provide the Emergency First Aider course. Chris and his team are the people we use to train our own staff in First Aid and they bring a wealth of experience in military trauma treatment, pre-hospital care and first aid training.
You will learn a range of important and useful first aid techniques that will allow you to deal with minor scrapes to serious injuries and illnesses. Theoretical practice using realistic SIMBODIES and SIMINJURIES will be cemented by application in our infamous scenarios, ensuring that the knowledge of what to do in an emergency really sticks!
This course is built around the Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus and then expanded to include real time training scenarios designed to inoculate you to the stresses of dealing with an injury or illness at home, work or while travelling. On successful completion you will be awarded the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, recognised by any employer as the Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification (EFAW).
During this short course the EFAW must be formally assessed and will therefore include a short multi choice written paper and ongoing practical assessment throughout the course.
The Emergency First Aider course provides first aid training necessary for participation in various National Governing Body (NGB) awards such as Walking Group Leader Award, Mountain Leader Award (summer), Mountain Leader Award (winter), Single Pitch Award, MIA, MIC, BCU star tests, BASI and BOF.
Topics covered on the Emergency First Aider course include:
- Effective first aid kits and equipment
- Dealing with an unconscious casualty (adults and children)
- The Primary and Secondary assessment of an unconscious casualty
- Resuscitation of both adults and children
- Dealing with a choking casualty
- Dealing with a casualty who is bleeding
- Dealing with burns
- Management of breathing problems
- Dealing with a casualty who has drowned
- Environmental hazards and associated conditions
- Managing various types of fractures
This course starts at 17:30 on Friday and will finish at 16:00 on Sunday.
All meals for this course will be provided, therefore if you have special dietary requirements please let us know on your consent form or contact the office.
The Emergency First Aider course will take place at an expedition style camp in East Sussex, near to East Grinstead.
We have a car park at the course site where your car will be kept during the course (if you bring one).
Joining instructions will be sent to participants of the course 9 weeks before it is due to start, giving details of where to meet, at what time, and what to bring with you.