The course focuses on:
- Assessing and managing a patient condition for a period of time.
- Long term management requirements for an emergency care situation.
- Commonly associated injuries or medical problems in a outdoor environment activity.
- Planning a pre-trip emergency plan.
- Procedures for handling a fatality.
- Various patient care techniques.
- Information requirements needed for emergency services.
- Decisions that influential an evacuation of a patient or group.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain long term management requirements for an emergency care situation in an outdoor recreation environment.
- Assess and manage a patient’s condition long-term in an outdoor recreation environment.
The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.
US 6401, US 6402 and US 6400 or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
Theoretical assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required.
The assessment will involve first aid scenarios covering:
- management of situation, site and group.
- patient management, stabilisation and transport.
- communicating with emergency services.
- post incident actions.
- justifying situation management.
To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. It’s recommended every two years.
Items to bring
- Photo ID.
- Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
- Covered-in footwear.
A basic level of fitness is required.