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Rescue and Emergency Care (REC 3) Weekend First Aid Course


Quick Details

Person Minimum age 13 yrs accompanied by an adult.

First Aid Course Ireland

When an emergency occurs in the wilderness help can be 4-6 hours away which can turn a minor medical or trauma into a life-threatening situation. We aim to equip you with skills and confidence to stabilise the situation until help arrives, you will learn skills on this course not taught on basic first aid courses.

Rescue Emergency Care level 3 has an internationally recognised curriculum. The course fulfils the requirements of all major sporting governing bodies including Mountaineering Ireland and Canoe Ireland. It is run by outdoor medical experts with experience in both the medical field and in outdoor pursuits.

Main topics covered include:

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Recognition of Vital Signs
  • The REC Approach (Dr A.B.C.D.E.)
  • Treatment for Unconsciousness
  • Accident Procedure (including hygiene and personal safety)
  • Airway Problems
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Resuscitation CPR & AED
  • Treatment of Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Treatment of Burns
  • Injury Identification in Conscious and Un-Conscious Casualties
  • Treatment of Shock
  • Other Injuries including Common Medical Emergencies
  • Multiple Casualties and Prioritisation (Triage)
  • Casualty Management
  • First Aid Kits

To ensure all participants get the appropriate individual attention from the trainer we restrict numbers to a maximum of 10 persons. We also believe in delivering a large portion of the course outdoors to make the scenarios as realistic as possible.

This course is delivered on behalf of Mountaintrails by Niamh Gaffney; Wilderness EMT (WEMSI EMT) PHECC EMT (pre hospital emergency care council of Ireland) FIRST AID RESPONDER AND CARDIAC RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR

Niamh also has extensive experience in the outdoors as an accomplished climber, mountain biker and hill runner.

What to Bring

  • Walking boots or waterproof shoes
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Hat and gloves
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Water or juice drink, (1.5 litres)
  • Small rucksack to carry all in