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.
Practical and theory lessons covering the following topics:
Environmental conditions and management.
Accident site management.
CPR and basic life support.
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 NumbersMinimum of 10, maximum of 15 per trainer Course Duration2 days – 1 day if the trainee holds a current 6400 certificate
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.
VHNZ has a successfully moderated assessment for these NZQA unit standards.