REC EMERGENCY FIRST AID

Our two day Rescue Emergency Care (REC) Emergency First Aid Course covers practical skills to help you effectively manage a casualty in the outdoor environment . It's the industry standard course and it is recognised by most Outdoor National Governing Bodies including Canoeing and Kayaking (Canoe England) and Mountaineering and Rock Climbing (MTUK).

Content

We will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with first aid emergencies in a systematic way through instruction and hands on practical scenarios. The course covers the following topics:
  • Being Safe - best practice including prevention of cross-infection;
  • Vital Signs - temperature, colour, pulse, breathing, level of consciousness;
  • Incident Handling - a systematic approach to problem solving & decision making;
  • Unconsciousness - managing the unconscious casualty to ensure a safe airway;
  • CPR & Choking - dealing with the non breathing casualty including drowning;
  • Wounds & Bleeding - dealing with external & internal bleeding and shock;
  • Major Injuries - treating head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm injuries;
  • Soft Tissue Injuries - to muscles & joints including dislocations;
  • Monitoring - Casualty Cards & monitoring plus hand over to rescue services;
  • Remote Issues - improvisation techniques when you have nothing else available;
  • Cold and Heat - dealing with hypothermia, hyperthermia and burns;
  • Medical Emergencies - angina, heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, bites, stings and anaphylaxis;
  • First Aid Regulations - some awareness including first aid kits.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by ongoing practical assessment by the tutor throughout the course and a short multi choice question paper.

Certification

Successful completion of the course leads to a Rescue Emergency Care (REC) Level 2 Certificate in Emergency First Aid, which is valid for three years. It is also possible to dual certificate course so that candidates also receive an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate which meets the requirements to become a workplace First Aider.

Course Dates & Costs

These courses are run on demand so please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can give you a completive price.