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Remote Area First Aid

Remote Area First Aid

Because trips don’t always run according to plan. This course is designed to help you feel more comfortable dealing with situations that are anything but!

With a focus on realistic, real time, scenarios carried out in the same places we recreate, work or explore in, this course is designed to leave you feeling more competent rather than just more qualified.

You can expect to be out in the dark, possibly cold and wet for at least part of the course. A bivy is also a strong possibility, pack for type 2 fun!

Pre-requisites

  • There are no pre-requisites, but your instructor will contact you before the course to chat about your experience, interests and aspirations to make sure this is the right course for you

Upcoming Course Dates

  • By Demand
  • TBC post Covid 19 social distancing

3 Days

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This course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to:

  •  Plan and prepare for a potential accident or emergency
  •  Apply first aid and manage a casualty for a prolonged period in a remote situation
  •  Understand key features, functions and limitations of different types of emergency communication equipment
  •  Manage considerations for evacuating casualties or waiting for emergency services and medical assistance
  •  Make wise decisions in an outdoor environment
Course Outline

What’s provided:

  • Nationally Recognised first aid certificate (HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situations)
  • Free download of full course notes
  • A basic First Aid Kit for use on the course
  • A quality wilderness first aid pocket handbook for inclusion in you personal Fist Aid Kit
  • Pre-course chat with your instructor
  • Activity specific equipment (the technical gear for climbing, canyoning, bushwalking)

If required:

  • Assistance with personal equipment (Helmets, Harnesses, Packs, Sleeping Bags)

What you need:

  • Transport to the crag. Locations vary, but most courses are within a 20 minute drive from Blackheath, Blue Mountains. Transport options are available on request
  • Meals (unless specifically listed)

When you book we will send you more information about where and when we meet and what to bring.

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