Activity First Aid (Ski Focus)
- Activity First Aid
This course is organised in conjunction with the Chill Factore.
Chill Factore is home to the UK’s longest indoor skiing and snowboarding slope and
the coolest family day out in the North West.
The course will focus on Snow Sport related incidents, so is suitable for those undertaking
any ski or snowboard national governing body awards.
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016
The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer time scale than is typical in an urban setting.
This course isdesigned to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance in the remote and wilderness regions.
It is taught by trainers who are fully at home in the outdoors and understand the issues, dilemmas and judgments required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile, remote environments.
Who should attend
This course is aimed at people working or playing in remote environments. This course is often the minimum requiremnet for some qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader Award.
- Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
- Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE.
- Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Safe Airway Positions.
- Breathing Problems - choking
- Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
- Damage – treatment of injury: head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
- Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries. Acute mountain sickness.
- Casualty Monitoring
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
- Other Illnesses - Weils disease, Lyme disease etc
- Awareness of current regulations
- Safe best practice