Primal Medicine

The Outdoor First Aid course covers the long-term care of casualties in remote settings. The course may be of particular use to those working in the outdoor industry and corporations in extreme environments.

Primal Medicine

  • DURATION
    Two days
  • LOCATION
    Duncarron Medieval Fort
  • GROUP SIZE
    Up to 10 people
  • ACCOMMODATION
    On-site
  • ANNUAL LEAVE
    Weekend only
  • DIFFICULTY
    Intermediate

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About this course

This is a 16-hour course, delivered over 2 days, in partnership with Xtreme Emergency Training.

The Outdoor First Aid course covers the long-term care of casualties in remote settings. The course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in helping save and preserve life in an emergency, but may be of particular use to those working in the outdoor industry.

The course will also teach you how you may adapt and improvise treatments by utilising what nature can provide.

For thousand’s of years our ancestors have been saving lives using traditional healing methods. In an emergency, utilising what nature can provide may mean the difference between life and death.

Come and learn the skills on our interactive First Aid workshop as we discover which of our common wild plants are most useful in first aid situations.

What you need to know

What's included

Legal Considerations
Pre-planning
Suitable and improvised equipment
Communicating for Help
DR ABCDE Approach
Airway Opening & Safe Airway Position
Choking
Breathing Assessment & Complications
Bleeding (Inc catastrophic and internal)
Burns
CPR & AED competence
Shock Management (Inc anaphylaxis)
Patient Monitoring / Vital Signs
Patient Assessment
Management of Spinal Injuries
Management of Sprains, Strains & fractures Inc splinting
Wound Management
Hypoglycaemia and Diabetes
Hypothermia & Heat Illnesses
Dehydration
Asthma
Seizures
Heart Disease
Head Injuries
Drowning
Animal-Related injuries and illnesses

What's not included

All equipment will be provided for this course.

Depending on weather, it's sensible to come in clothes suitable for possibly wet and muddy conditions.

Kit List

All equipment will be provided for this course.

Depending on weather, it's sensible to come in clothes suitable for possibly wet and muddy conditions.

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Why  Primal?

Epic adventures

Build confidence in your own survival skills in a fun and safe environment

Experienced Experts

We work to the highest standards of safety and professionalism

Stories to remember

Take home memories and a renewed appreciation for the outdoors