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    Outdoor First Aid 

Course Aim
Trainees will able to identify common emergencies and pre-trip emergency planning for an outdoor activity; demonstrate initial response to emergency care management situations in the outdoors; assess and manage the patient's condition in line with current first aid practices and cultural considerations; secure and transport the patient; and make an evacuation plan for the patient (and/or the group) from the outdoor location to outside help.

Course Overview
Practical and theory lessons covering the following topics:
  • Environmental conditions and management.
  • Accident site management.
  • Patient assessment.
  • CPR and basic life support.
  • AED use.
  • Fracture assessment and treatment.
  • Spinal assessment and treatment.
  • Common medical conditions.

NZQA Unit Standards
6400     Manage first aid in emergency situations
424       Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor recreation activity

Attendance Numbers     Minimum of 10, maximum of 15 per trainer
Course Duration            2 days – 1 day if the trainee holds a current 6400 certificate

Entry Criteria
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.

Special Notes
VHNZ has a successfully moderated assessment for these NZQA unit standards.


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