Information and Booking

Trainer: Marlin Training
Cost: Internal - no charge. External not available
Duration: 1 day (09:00 - 17:00)
Unless otherwise stated, all courses are held in South Kensington.
Read before you book: Bookings must be made by First Aid Coordinators (FAC). Please contact your local FAC if you need further information.

Dates: 
2021:
16 February – SK

Booking Via First Aid Coordinators onlyPrerequisite e-learning course page

Who Should Attend

Expedition leaders, researchers working in remote locations, single person fieldwork in tropical, arctic and challenging environments and those undertaking outdoor pursuits. This qualification lasts for three years after which you should attend this course again to re-qualify.
During these three years, it is highly recommended that you attend the course First Aid Refresher + AED to practise your skills at least 18 months before your qualification expires.

Essential Information

All participants must complete the prerequisite e-learning before booking on the course. Please note: all bookings for the face to face sessions will be treated as provisional until the e-learning is completed. Participants will not be permitted to attend the face-to-face session if not fully completed. Skills on the course are examined continuously by the trainer. There is also a multiple-choice test set by the national body. Staff attending should have good English language skills to pass this exam. Participants should be physically able to take part in these sessions and dress appropriately.

Attendance throughout the entire duration of the course is mandatory. At the tutor's discretion participants who arrive late may not be allowed admission to this course.
First Aid participants, whether new or re-qualifying, must allocate between 12- 24 hours to complete this e-learning. This must be viewed as "protected time", and First Aiders must be given sufficient time to complete this during the working week supported by Occupational Health. Our First Aiders are a valuable College resource, and we want to ensure that all places are allocated based on College risk assessment.

Skills on the course are examined continuously by the trainer. Multiple-choice set by the national body tests theoretical knowledge. Staff attending should have good English language skills to pass this exam. There will be a competence-based assessment throughout and an examination at the end of the course. Participants should be physically able to take part in these sessions and dress appropriately.

It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure that they re-qualify before their Certificates expire.

Key Areas

  • Introduction, mountain rescue, mountain safety & survival
  • Scene assessment, communication & delegation, safety & hygiene
  • Primary survey-trauma/non-trauma (recovery position./immobilisation)
  • "Chain of survival" - CPR, resuscitation and relevance in the outdoors
  • Airway problems - choking and artificial airway fitting
  • First aid kits for work and the mountain environment
  • Shock - types, treatment and importance when help is delayed
  • Practical session on splinting using improvised splints, Sam splints and other commercially available splints
  • Practical sessions on spinal immobilisation and moving patients
  • Environmental problems: heat stress, hypothermia, altitude sickness