April 1st/2nd and November 14th/15th.

A two day course (16 hours) by Alan Ward (International Mountain Leader). The travel and expedition first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of advanced first aid for managing casualties in remote areas. The course is limited to 8 participants. Topic learning and practical sessions are 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 (e.g. a destination to be visited in the near future) and includes a BS8848:2014 workshop and travel advice

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 • advanced monitoring • fluids • stretcher • splints • pain control
  • Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes • poisons
  • Scenarios: triage • incident management • emergency plans • action cards
  • Travel: dislocations • wound management • tropical diseases • gastric illnesses • altitude (incl. practical use of PAC)