First Aid

ITC Outdoor First Aid Training and Incident Management recognised by National Governing Bodies

On a recent Highland Emergency Documentary, a Mountain Biker was rescued from a wooded area near Dumfries. The Rescue Medic treated the cyclist for a broken shoulder, punctured lung and broken ribs.

Would you have known what to do before the Emergency Services arrived to keep your friend safe?

Robin Camps is our regular First Aid trainer, he is also a qualified Mountain Biker, Bikeability Instructor and Summer Mountain Leader. He has practiced and now trains others in the first aid skills needed to deal with casualties safely, systematically and sympathetically. This course is hands-on, dynamic and fun. Part of the course will take place outside where you will have an opportunity to practice the skills on simulated incidents. As a regular Mountain biker, Outdoor Instructor and Walking Guide Robin can mould the course content to make it relevant to Mountain Bikers and Outdoor Instructors alike.

At Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike & Outdoor Pursuit Centre, we are offering an Outdoor First Aid training course that is recognised by National Governing Bodies for Outdoor Activities. This course will validate the following NGB awards for three years: ML (S&W), WGL, Scottish Mountain Bike Leader and Trail Cycle Leader, SPA, RYA, BOF, BCU, MIA, MIC, and IML etc.

The course will take place both indoors and outdoors. The syllabus covers the following

• Safe best practice
• A systematic approach to incident management in the outdoors
• Unconsciousness, causes and treatment
• Resuscitation procedures, CPR, choking
• External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
• Awareness of current regulations
• Injury management outdoors
• Illness recognition and management
• Managing thermal (heat, cold) problems
• Incident management scenarios

ITC Emergency First Aid at Work
6 Hours, HSE approved

In October 2009 the HSE changed the First Aid at Work requirements. There is now an HSE approved First Aid qualification to suit the needs of low risk, urban, service focussed businesses. This is a 6 hour course that covers

Understanding the role of the first aider including reference to:

- the importance of preventing cross infection;
- the need for recording incidents and actions;
- use of available equipment;

Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR
Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking;
Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

First Aid at Work (3 day), First Aid at Work Refresher (2 day), Sports First Aid, Paediatric First Aid, and Motorcyclist First Aid can also be provided.

Our other first Aid course provider is by Don Hale who offer courses on behalf of the Lifesign group

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