The Remote Emergency Care series is made up of modular weekend courses. Levels 1, 2 and 3 require no previous training and participants may start directly at any of these levels. Please see below for further details.
Urban First Aid
A one-day practical course focusing on first response skills - the skills required to deal with a life-threatening incident when an experienced first aider is not available. The course involves plenty of hands-on practice including outdoor scenarios.
Outdoor First Aid
A two day course that is recognised by the MLTUK, BCU, RYA and other outdoor governing bodies. On this course we focus on dealing with incidents far from medical help with the minimal equipment you would carry while participating in or leading outdoor activities. Again the emphasis is on practical skills with plenty of hands-on practice including lots of outdoor scenarios. This course can be tailored to the requirements of special interest groups, for example climbers, mountain leaders, paddlesports instructors or divemasters.
AED extension to Outdoor First Aid
This one-day extension to the level 2 course trains participants in additional skills, including the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
This two-day course is designed for those playing or working in remote areas and builds on previous training. In order to provide tailored content, participants choose to specialise in either Rescue or Expedition streams. In order to attend a level 4 course, participants are required to have completed a Remote Emergency Care level 2 course (or equivalent) within the last two years.
Ideal for rescue teams, or expeditions carrying rescue kit, this stream includes the use of medical equipment such as airway devices, suction, C-spine collars and spinal boards. Advanced techniques such as drug administration, helmet removal and use of medical gases are also covered. AED (defibrillator) training is included in this course.
This stream is designed for expedition leaders operating in remote areas with standard expedition first aid kits and drug packs. The course includes topics such as wound care, hydration, altitude illness, frostbite, insect and animal bites, and commonly encountered tropical diseases. AED (defibrillator) training is included in this course.
This two-day training complements the level 4 course to provide the participant with comprehensive wilderness medical care skills. Training includes the use of an on-call doctor, reduction of dislocated shoulders, ankle assessment, advanced incident management and evacuation management. Again, training is tailored into Rescue or Expedition streams. In order to attend Level 5 training, participants are required to have completed the appropriate level 4 stream within the last two years.
This stream includes training in the paramedic-assist role, including assisting with IV cannulation, advanced airway management and pulse oximetry.
This stream includes training in techniques such as drug administration, cervical collar application, helmet removal and the use of medical gases.
WT – Wilderness Telemedicine)
This two-day course runs concurrently with Level 5 training, and is designed for expedition or rescue team doctors who will be operating as a telemedicine Physician to remote teams. Giving medical advice and instruction over a telephone or radio is an acquired skill. This training, staffed by experienced doctors and medics, guides doctors in applying their current expertise to the telemedicine Physician role.
AED(R) – AED (Refresher)
Refresher training for those who have attended AED training within the last 2 years.
MG(R) – Medical Gases (Refresher)
Refresher training for those who have received medical gases training within the last 2 years.View all Courses