Wilderness and Outdoor First Aid

Wilderness and Outdoor

upcoming courses

Perthshire 10-11 Dec 2015

At CA First Aid, we specialise in Outdoor First and Wilderness First Aid. Our courses are delivered by full-time outdoor professionals who have served or are serving members of Mountain Rescue and Fire and Rescue Service teams around Scotland. All our instructors are trained to a very high standard of advanced Outdoor and Wilderness First Aid techniques.

This experience and expertise allows us to deliver Outdoor First Aid training which is both relevant and practical for an outdoor environment. Our Outdoor First Aid courses are ideal for outdoor instructors, climbers, walkers and anyone else taking part in outdoor activities. We regularly provide courses for the Glasgow Climbing Centre, Nae Limits, Glenshee Snow Sports School and Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.

All of our outdoor first aid courses are fully compliant with all the National governing body awards schemes including

Mountain safety Scotland  BASI Scottish Cycling 

This wilderness first aid course  will provide you with the necessary skills to provide first aid treatment to casualties in remote environments were assistance from the emergency services may take some time and will cover the following.

1. The roles and responsibilities of a first aider

2.  Incident assessment

3.  Management of an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

4.  Management of an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

5.  Assisting a casualty who is choking

6.  Management of a casualty who is wounded and bleeding

7. Management of a casualty who is in shock

8.  How to manage a casualty with a minor injury

9.  How to conduct a secondary survey

10. Administering first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

11. Providing first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

12. Assessing and treating a casualty with a suspected chest injury

13. Treatment for a casualty with burns and scalds

14. Treatment of an eye injury

15. Communications and summoning help without a phone

16. Electric shock and burns treatment form lightning strikes



Additional outdoor instructor training

  1. Severe bleeding indirect pressure
  2. Crush injury
  3. Hypothermia
  4. Lymes Disease
  5. Suspension trauma
  6. Treatment of Blisters
  7. What to do if you have no communications
  8. Basic casualty evacuation planning
  9. Improvised splinting
  10. Improvised stretchers
  11. Managing risk
  12. Casualty management

All courses are bespoke and tailored to the requirements of the client depending on the activities they are involved in please call for a quote

practical training in the environment you work in

outdoor instructors doing a first aid workshop