First Aid
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One day Mountain (wilderness) First Aid course

This course can be run for individuals, hiking or running clubs, or any group who needs basic first aid training.

Our one day mountain first aid course gives you the skills to deal with an emergency situation in a remote environment. A minor incident can become a threat to life for all involved if the proper knowledge and skills are not to hand.

About Mountain One Day First Aid course

Medical help can be several hours away if there is an incident in the mountains, would you know what to do until help arrives?

Topics covered in this comprehensive course include;

How to prepare and carry a suitable first aid kit.
Scene management. Should an incident occur in the mountains, the first aider needs to consider the measures required to safeguard themselves and other people in the group, when and how to call mountain rescue, and how to liase with the emergency agencies.
Casualty assessment. Examination, stabilization and treatment of the casualty. In what order should you treat the injuries?
Wounds and bleeding, how to deal with minor wounds to controlling catastrophic bleeding.
Treating fractures and common lower leg injuries.
Environmental factors, heat exposure and hypothermia.
CPR and choking.

This is our standard itinerary, which can be adjusted to suit the particular needs of your club or group.

To ensure all participants get the appropriate individual attention from the trainer we restrict numbers to a maximum of 12 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.

LOCATION Brockagh Centre in Laragh, alternatively we can come to your club venue if required. (Clubs and larger groups please call us to arrange a suitable date for your course).
WHAT TO BRING  Hiking boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); head-torch; spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
Personal First Aid Kit
Professional first aid instructor with full insurance.
Specialist hiking clothing.
Food and drink

Further reading on our blog:

Essential Kit for a Day Hike in the Mountains
Hiking the winter hills in safety

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