First Aid for Gillies, Stalkers and Anglers
For those who work in the outdoors, often remotely and in poor weather conditions, it is essential that they can look after themselves and their colleagues in the event of an accident. Our Outdoor First Aid course is ideal for outdoor workers and has been designed to fit the need of many outdoor workers by focusing as much on incident management as first aid skills.
Many in the outdoors also have a responsibility to look after valuable clients. If their is an accident clients rightly expect that professional staff will know how to look after them and keep them safe. The outdoor course is covers injuries caused by quad bike accidents, animal bites and stings, drowning and accidental discharge/shooting.
The course focuses on dealing with outdoor incident management and improved techniques.
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