First Aid for hillwalkers

The Outdoor First Aid course will give you the skills and confidence to deal with remote first aid accidents. If your friend tumbled and fell would you know what to do? If your friend had an asthma attack or chest pains could you cope? The course covers all basic first aid techniques and extends these into wilderness situation where you will not get an ambulance. We run this course for walkers groups, orienteering clubs and those going on overseas expeditions and tours.

Courses can be delivered at your local venue in small or large groups. Minimum group size of 4 people.

Our Outdoor First Aid course is a 16 hour remote first aid course course and covers the requirements of the MLTA training schemes.

Our courses meet the requirements of the Mountain Training Association.

The course focuses on dealing with outdoor incident management and improved techniques.


We can run the course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards. Call us on 07787526299 or email at info@outdoor-first-aid-courses.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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

* Triage

* Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills


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