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N Wales - Betws y Coed area.


Our REC Advanced Outdoor First Aid Course takes your thinking and skill to a whole other level... Over the 3 days we'll cover everything in the 16 hour standard REC Course plus loads more.  But forget about the gadgets and fancy equipment - the truth is no one carries it. What we're going to do is push you so your core skills are so good, you'll be able to deal with incidents in a cool and professional manner, and just to be sure we'll put you in some more difficult environments too!


Be prepared to work hard - we'll be out at night on day 2 and in a remote location for the whole of day 3 - irrespective of the weather!


 The Course meets NGB requirements to maintain your outdoor professional qualifications.  The course is certified by Rescue Emergency Care and lasts for 3 years.  The Course will also provide you with a full First Aid at Work Qualification - 2 for the price of one! 


Suitable for a whole range of outdoor proffesionals including:


- Mountain Bikers.

- Mountaineers, climbers and hillwalkers.

- Skiers and Snowboarders.

- Paddlers.

- Remote workers, such as National Park Wardens, geologists or surveyors.

- Adventure sports guides.

- Canyoneers.


Remember - all our courses are fully referenced and we will never teach you a skill you cant use for real. 


Course Ethos


The course has been written by Jason with the typical outdoor enthusiast in mind.  It follows a commonsense approach and builds on those skills that outdoor sportspeople already have.  With that in mind we recognise that equipment is generally limited in the outdoor environment and so, the course will focus on reaching the highest standards of casualty care whilst using the minimum of equipment; a small first aid kit and typical outdoor gear. We encourage all our students to ‘do the simple but important things well’ and as such we will endeavor to keep medical terminology and gadgets to the minimum.


Over the last 30 years the course has been built upon 4 pillars:


- Good Practice.  All the information we will teach you is fully referenced in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance. So, if it’s not covered by the St John’s Manual of First Aid or the UK Resuscitation Council then it will be published by one of the main medical bodies in the UK. In short – we’re not making things up!


- Appropriate.  The course is designed for outdoor professionals, not doctors and paramedics… So, while, some of the fancy paramedic skills may be interesting to learn about, we won’t be covering them.  They’re not appropriate for first aider’s, even in remote locations. You’ll have enough on your plate just doing first aid in the outdoors without trying to remember loads of fancy stuff.  So, we’re going to get you to be good at the things you will actually be able to do, with equipment you will realistically carry.


- Easy to Remember.  Let’s face it, as an outdoor professional, first aid isn’t something you want to do a lot of; better to avoid that with your clients and colleagues! Typically, most outdoor professionals don’t practice it much either.  Therefore, if you’re ever faced with a bad incident that requires first aid, you’ll certainly be feeling under pressure, for the sake of the casualty, your business, and your own mental health its super important you’re able to deliver the goods.  So, we deliver the course in a way that allows you to get the job done.  We won’t be giving you lists of things to store away inside your head knowing that you’ll just forget them before long.  We’ll use our years of experience of delivering care to people in the wilds of the UK to teach you in a way that means you’ll be able to act effectively without remembering loads!


- Focus on Principles. Outdoors is a complex and varied beast, so helping ill and injured people in the wilds can be even more complex.  So ‘one size fits all techniques’ are never going to help you deal with that complexity.  Fortunately, to work and play in that environment, outdoor professionals tend to be quite a pragmatic and ingenious bunch!  So, we’re going to focus on simple but effective principles… By understanding these you will be able to apply your pragmatism and ingenuity to these principles using the typical gear you carry and in a wide range of outdoor environments.


History of the Course.


We are justifiably proud of our course; it has its beginnings in the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service Basic First Aid Course that we wrote in the mid 90’s! Jason has been developing it ever since! 

REC (Lvl 4) Advanced Outdoor First Aid (3 Day)

  • During the Course you will cover:

    - Human Anatomy and Physiology.

    - Scene Surveys.

    - Getting Help.

    - Identification of Shock and differentiation between types. 

    - Prioritisation of Treatment.

    - Structured Differential Diagnosis techniques.

    - Basic Life Support.

    - Primary Survey Issues to.

    • Airway
    • Breathing
    • Circulation
    • Brain 
    • Environment

    - Secondary Survey Issues.

    • Wounds
    • Bone and Joint Injuries
    • Medical Conditions
    • Spinal injuries
    • Hydrostatic Squeeze
    • Suspension Trauma
    • Compartments Syndrome

    - 'Stepwise' management of catastrophic bleeds.

    - Correct and appropriate use of haemostatics and tourniquets.

    - Improvised techniques.

    - Mental Health issues and PTSD.

    - Prolonged Care considerations.

    What the Course Includes:

    - 2 highly experienced and qualified proffesional instructors with over 60 years of teaching outdoor first aid.

    - A copy of our unique First Aid Prompt Card on fully waterproof and tear proof paper.

    - Night Exercise on the evening of Day 2 .

    - Remote environment location and scenarios on Day 3.

    - Practical demos and loads of hands on practice, using kit you're likely to carry.

    - Instructors and coaches who actively work in the outdoors, who've done it 'for real' but won't bore your with their 'war stories'.

    - High quality training resources and real videos -  don't worry we don't do gory.

    - Pragmatic and appropriate scenarios.



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