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REC LEVEL 2: MOUNTAIN FIRST AID

This REC Level 2, Mountain First Aid Course is specifically designed for mountain enthusiasts or professionals. This First Aid Course is especially relevant for Mountain Leader (ML), Single Pitch Award (SPA), Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA), Mountain Instructor Award (MIA) and Mountain Instructor Certificate (MIC) or anyone who spends time in the mountains recreationally. All the topics from REC Level 2 Outdoor First Aid are covered but there are extra topics specific to High Altitude First Aid.

Due to the extra day there is more time to go into detail on specific mountain injuries and illnesses and run a scenario at the end of the course.

COURSE TOPICS

- Basic Life Support and CPR.
- Vital signs.
- Shock and bleeds:
Internal and external bleeds, minor and catastrophic bleeds.
- Life threatening injuries: chest injuries.
- Causes of unconsciousness including faints, electric shock, drowning.
- Medical emergencies:
Asthma, heart attacks, angina, epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis.
- Common outdoor diseases:
Ticks & Lyme disease, Weils disease, weaver fish, jellyfish stings, adder bites.
- Sprains, strains, fractures and dislocations.
- Environmental injuries:
Hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat and cold related conditions).
- Environmental injuries:
Frost nip, frost bite and Cold immersion.
- High Altitude Medicine, AMS, HAPE and HACE, complications of altitude.
- Expedition medicine; medical emergencies; infections.
Avalanche Casualties
Drownings

 



3 DAY COURSE - 24 HOURS

£210 PER PERSON (10% discount allowable for certain groups) £220 from April 2022

10% Discounts available for members of MTA, BMC, MS, MRC and the Military on open courses. 

GROUP BOOKINGS: PLEASE NOTE UNDER COVID SECURE MEASURES, THE MAXIMUM WE CAN TAKE ON MOST COURSES IS 6 (OR 8 IF YOU HAVE AN EXTREMELY LARGE ROOM AT YOUR VENUE) 
Prices starting at £1,500 for a group of up to 6 locally. (venue may cost extra plus transport & accommodation costs).
You will receive a certificate which qualifies you for 3 years.

COURSE DATES

2021 DATES:

Friday to Sunday 19 - 21 November 


2022 DATES:

Wednesday to Friday 26 - 28 January
Saturday to Monday 23 - 25 April
Wednesday to Friday 8 - 10 June 
Monday to Wednesday 18 - 20 July 
Wednesday to Friday 26 - 28 October 
Saturday to Monday 19 - 21 November 
Monday to Wednesday 5 - 7 December
 

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