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Muir-Walker Medics

Outdoor Emergency Care Training is a project of the Muir-Walker Medics Co-operative Limited – a not-for-profit Industrial and Provident Society registered with the Financial Services Authority
(Reg. No. 29894R).

Outdoor Emergency Care Training

Open courses in the South Downs and London - In-House training nationwide and abroad

If you were faced with an outdoor emergency, could you get an ambulance within 15 minutes?

Urban First Aid courses are designed for those with rapid access to outside medical support. Whether you're climbing mountains, working in the countryside, skiing or canoeing, leading young people on the hills or travelling in remote foreign areas - you need training that goes beyond Urban First Aid. Our courses combine practical sessions both indoors and outdoors with some including night time scenario training.

Our range of courses enables you to choose the level of training you need. To learn new skills and knowledge either book a place on our open programme or get in touch to arrange in-house training - UK or abroad.

Wilderness First Aid (16 Hours)

Our most popular course. For anyone who travels, lives or works in a remote geographical location more than one hour from definitive medical care. Acceptable for: MLT Mountain Leader, British Canoe Union coaching scheme, British Association of Ski Instructors, DofE BELA and associated NGB awards.

Outdoor First Aid (8 Hours)
For those active in rural areas, less than one hour from definitive medical care, who want to learn basic first aid skills helpful in an outdoor emergency.

RYA First Aid at Sea (8 Hours)
Provides a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven.

Remote Care (20 Hours)
For those planning to work or travel abroad, far beyond the call of immediate medical aid. The focus is on travel health, practicing advanced skills such as spinal immobilisation & IM injections and learning through scenario based training, including night exercises.

Wilderness First Aid: Advanced (36 Hours)
Combining the syllabus of both our Wilderness First Aid and Remote Care courses, WFA-A covers emergencies, illnesses and injuries associated with climbing, hiking, scuba diving, forestry, kayaking, skiing and many other outdoor activities.

Wilderness First Responder (86 Hours)
For those involved in outdoor leadership Wilderness First Responder is the global standard for emergency care in remote locations.

Medical Aspects of Avalanche Rescue
For skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers and rescuers, ambulance personnel and doctors who may become involved in avalanche rescue.

Travel Health Seminars
For corporate staff, gap year students and others travelling to the developing world. Covers immunisations, malaria and other tropical diseases, insurance, sanitation and general travel health.

Wilderness Extension for Medical Professionals

For health care professionals who wish to build on their existing skill and knowledge base by learning wilderness protocols and practising emergency care in realistic outdoor scenarios.












Last Updated (Wednesday, 31 December 2014 10:31)


Upcoming Courses 

February 2015

Wilderness First Aid
YHA South Downs (Sussex)

28th-1st March
Wilderness First Aid
Holland Park Ecology Centre (London)


May 2015

Wilderness First Aid
YHA South Downs (Sussex)


June 2015

Remote Care (Advanced)
YHA South Downs (Sussex)

July 2015

Wilderness First Aid
Holland Park Ecology Centre (London) 


Wilderness First Responder Module III 
YHA South Downs (Sussex)

Wilderness First Responder Refresher
YHA South Downs (Sussex) 


October 2015

31-1st November
Wilderness First Aid
Holland Park Ecology Centre (London)


December 2015

Wilderness First Aid
YHA South Downs (Sussex)