BCU Aquatic / Outdoor First Aid courses for Clubs, Coaches and Leaders
Paddle Sport coaches for BCU and SCA (Scottish Canoe Association) are required to hold a valid first aid certificate. New rules came into force in January 2012 that all coaches at Level 3 and above are required to hold a 2 day qualification and those at or below Level 2 are required to attend a specific 8 hour course (Aquatic First Aid). We are on the BCU’s list of approved providers as we are both HSE and ITC Approved First Aid course provider.
For instructors and coaches our 2 day Outdoor First Aid course is recommended.
For canoe clubs, the 8 hour Aquatic First Aid course is popular.
The courses focus on dealing with outdoor incident management and improved techniques using items such as buoyancy aids, jackets, gaffer tape, paddles, etc.
We can run the course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards. Call us on 0333 4330 731 (free to mobile and landlines callers) or mobile 07585 723763or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book.
Core course contents listed below:
* Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour & Casualty Monitoring
* Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE
* Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions
* Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), drowning CPR, heart attack, angina, choking
* Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Bandaging issues
* Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
* Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management
* Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries
* Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
* Other Illnesses – Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, etc
* Animal bites and stings
* Awareness of current regulations
* Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills