Mountain Bike and Trail Cycle Leader Biker First Aid
We have all done it, either fallen off ourselves or watched someone else fall off! Would you know what to do? Want to know what to do? Come on a course and find out, you don’t need to be a leader to need some first aid skills.
Mountain Bike leaders are required to hold a 2 day Outdoor First Aid qualification. Our Mountain Bike Instructor Outdoor First Aid course meets the requirements of British Cycling Mountain Bike and Trail Cycle Leader Awards.
Cory Jones, our Director, wrote the first aid and risk management section of the latest British Cycling Mountain Biking Handbook.
Our Mountain Bike First Aid course is focused on dealing with accidents and incidents when you know the emergency services wont arrive for hours.
The course focuses on dealing with outdoor incident management and improved techniques using items such as camelbacks/hydration systems, tape, inner tubes, buffs 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 723763 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book.
Now listed by British / Scottish Cycling as a provider for Outdoor First Aid courses that meet the requirements of MLC and TCL.
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