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
- Legal Considerations
- Suitable and improvised equipment
- Communicating for Help
- DR ABCDE Approach
- Airway Opening & Safe Airway Position
- Breathing Assessment & Complications
- Bleeding (Inc catastrophic and internal)
- 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
- Heart Disease
- Head Injuries
- Animal-Related injuries and illnesses
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.
Bushcraft & Survival Day
Our 1 day Bushcraft and Survival Course is a great way to learn the outdoor basics.
Using our natural surroundings you will learn valuable skills in bushcraft and survival techniques in a safe environment.
Primal Highlander Survival
Come and learn the ways of our Highlander ancestors.
From surviving in mountainous conditions and wild forests to hunting and fighting styles, our Highland ancestors were masters of self-resilience.
Primal Foraging & Fermenting
Join us at Duncarran Medieval Fort for a stroll in the grounds and surrounds.
Learn how to spot wild edibles and ferment your wild plants, then take part in our interactive cooking workshop.
Build confidence in your own survival skills in a fun and safe environment
We work to the highest standards of safety and professionalism
Stories to remember
Take home memories and a renewed appreciation for the outdoors