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Outdoor First Aid Training

About the course

This course is designed to meet the needs primarily of those who coach athletics and covers the 3 categories identified by UK Athletics in their guidance to clubs. Those athletic coaches who coach in categories A and B would attend a one day course while those in category C would attend the same course but have additional online activities to complete to receive the Outdoor First Aid Training Certificate.

Pre-Requisites

Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior first aid knowledge is required.

Recommended For

All sports coaches! Individuals and organisations are advised to take this course.

Price

Per Person
£ 45

Course Content

This course comprises of practical and theoretical classroom, work as well as a practical and theoretical assessment on CPR and outdoor first aid.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • The need for recording incidents and actions
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • How to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • How to assess an incident
  • How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • How to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • How to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • How to conduct a secondary survey
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • How to deal with a drowning, near drowning and secondary drowning casualty
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • How to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • First Aid procedures when working in remote regions (including call for help,
    methods of evacuation)
  • Specifics and limitations of administering First Aid in an outdoor environment
  • Bites and stings (including sheep ticks)
  • Heat injuries, e.g. heat exhaustion, heat stroke, blisters, dehydration;
  • Cold injuries, e.g. hypothermia and frost nip/bite
  • Electric shock (particularly from lightning)

Assessment

The course comprises of practical and theoretical classroom, work as well as a practical
and theoretical assessment on CPR and sports first aid.

General

All candidates will receive a first aid manual regardless of what course they participating in.

  • Minimum numbers per course = 8
  • Maximum numbers per course = 24

 

Courses can be run at City of Glasgow College or we can travel to those requiring/enquiring a course.

Courses can be conducted on weekends, evenings or during school holidays.