April 4th/5th at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre.
Rescue Emergency Care (REC) – Previously classed as a Level 5 Course.
A two day course (16 hours). The travel and expedition 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 including monitoring equipment • skills • development
Review of special interest topics by the candidates
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 • altitude + PAC (available during the course)
Travel first aid is assessed by observation of practical skills throughout the course and written assignments