REC Level 5 Travel & Expedition First Aid for Expedition Leaders

REC Level 5 Travel & Expedition First Aid for Expedition Leaders

March 17th/18th @ Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer by Course Tutor Alan Ward – International Mountain Leader

A two day course (16 hours). The travel first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of advanced first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

  • Development of skills gained at emergency level
  • In-depth review of emergency care topics
  • Advanced techniques • skills • development
  • Review of special interest topics by the candidates

The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:

  • Environment: hazards • cold • heat • chemicals • poisons • light • toxic substances
  • Escort: vital signs • psychological • monitor • fluids • stretcher • splints • pain control
  • Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes • poisons • hyperventilation • mental
  • Scenarios: triage • incident management • emergency plans • action cards
  • Travel: dislocations • wound management • tropical diseases • gastric illnesses • high altitude (+ PAC)

The Assessment

  • Travel first aid is assessed by observation of practical skills throughout the course and written assignments

The Candidates

  • All lay candidates will have completed a REC Level 2 or equivelant course
  • Will be able to take control of an incident and direct standard First Aiders
  • Will be able to deal with more complex problems and use advanced methods

The Qualification

  • The Travel First Aid course is certified for three years