Emergency First Aid for Outdoor Pursuits


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Emergency First Aid for Outdoor Pursuits

This course, based on guidelines laid down by the Mountain Leader Training Board, provides an insight into First Aid and the specific skills required to treat injuries or illnesses that may occur in an outdoor environment. Delegates learn essential skills through practical scenarios and role play.

Who is it for?

This course is for those who may participate in recreational or sporting activities or who may have to work outdoors. This may include walkers, climbers, canoeists and forestry workers.

Topics covered

  • Pre-planning
  • Casualty assessment
  • Unconsciouness
  • CPR
  • Shock, wounds and bleeding
  • Hypothermia
  • Drowning
  • Anaphylaxis

Course objectives

By the end of the course the delegate will have participated in practical exercises designed to reinforce essential First Aid knowledge. As a result, they will be more equipped to deal with outdoor emergencies.


This course is not formally assessed but delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Ofqual accredited: No
Prerequisite: None




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Did You Know?

Breathing into a paper bag is not the treatment for hyperventilation; in fact it can cause significant breathing problems.

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