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Outdoor First Aid


Price (Per Person): $325 + GST
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People credited with this unit standard are 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 Objectives

Practical and theory lessons covering the following topics:

  • Environmental conditions and management
  • Accident site managment
  • Patient assessment
  • CPR and basic life support
  • AED use
  • Fracture assessment and treatment
  • Spinal assessment and treatment
  • Common medical conditions.

Entry Criteria

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

Pre Requisite

424: 6400
6400: 6401, 6402

Special Note

Can be carried out in 1 day if the trainee holds a current 6400 certificate. 


2 Days
MIN 10
MAX 15

Middle Content


Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor recreation activity

Manage first aid in an emergency situation

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