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YHA_LogoREMOTE CARE (Advanced)

Alfriston - Sussex - South Downs National Park




Night time Scenario Training



June Sat 21st-Sun 22nd 2014
YHA Alfriston, Sussex £130

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Dec Sat 6th-Sun 7th 2014
YHA Alfriston, Sussex £130

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This intensive 20 hour weekend course covers detailed management of both medical conditions and trauma in remote settings. You will get the chance to practise advanced skills such as spinal immobilisation & IM injections, and learn through scenario based training, including night exercises.

This weekend is aimed at those planning to work or travel abroad far beyond the call of immediate medical aid. Participants are always an interesting mix - teachers leading groups to Africa, Yachtsmen planning long oceanic journeys, climbers with their minds set on remote first ascents, reporters preparing for hairy assignments, field biologists heading for the rainforest and even a couple running horse trekking holidays in Mongolia. On Remote Care you will learn valuable skills in good company.

Entry requirements

blood-pressureThis course is not suitable for those without prior training. All students must have a two day Wilderness/Mountain First Aid certificate or equivalent. If you are unsure that you have the requisite background please contact us. Students who have not attended one of our Wilderness First Aid courses must purchase and pre-study 'Wilderness First Aid- Emergency Care for Remote Locations'' by the AAOS & WMS.

Course manuals, certification and assessment

Participants receive a copy of our Remote Care: Patient Assessment & Advanced Skills handbook to aid on-course learning and medical kit lists relevant to the regions they will be travelling in.

All successful students receive a Remote Care certificate valid for three years. Those who complete both our Wilderness First Aid and Remote Care courses within one year qualify for Wilderness First Aid - Advanced (36 Hours) certification. For those who wish to achieve Wilderness First Responder status Remote Care is the second module of three.

Course Outline

This intensive 20 hour weekend course covers management of both medical conditions and trauma in remote settings. Some highlights of the course include:


  • Managing Emergencies in Remote Locations
  • 02 Administration and Basic Airway Adjuncts
  • Basic Wilderness First Aid Recap
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Detailed Patient Assessment
  • Working with Rescue Helicopters
  • Travel Health & Medicine
  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Improving the Odds of Survival
  • Genitourinary Problems
  • IM injections
  • Spinal Evaluation and Managment
  • Night Time Scenario Training


Seven-Sisters-and-Cuckmere-Haven2Venue, Accommodation and Meals

This course is held in and around YHA Alfriston. We take full advantage of its setting in the South Downs to do many practical sessions outside. The location is a Sussex flint house, partly dating from 1530 with a Tudor beamed lounge, a mile from the the village of Alfriston. The Seven Sisters spectacular sea cliffs are nearby. Set in a large garden overlooking the Cuckmere Valley, the hostel is also an ideal base for exploring the South Downs.

Our course costs are not residential. Accommodation is available at Alfriston YHA, but needs to be booked in advance. Bunk beds in rooms are from £13.25 per night for YHA members, £16.25 for non-members. A limited number of two-bed rooms are available (including one with on-suite shower room). Alternatively, we can provide you with a local accommodation list.

Light refreshments are provided in the training room throughout the day, but bring packed food for lunch times and when we are out in the surrounding countryside. Breakfast, dinner and packed lunches are available from the hostel or you can use one of the self-catering kitchens. When booking at YHA Alfriston tell them you are attending our course. Their telephone number is: 0845 3719101

NOTE: Alfriston YHA cannot book course places, only accommodation and meals.


In-House Training - UK and Abroad

We provide tailored training for a wide range of organisations, from local outdoor activity groups to national bodies such as the Environment Agency, and those with an international focus such as aid organisations and expeditions. Whether you want our standard course in Wilderness First Aid, or an advanced one covering skills such as use of medication and IM injections we can provide the training you need. Contact our training team to discuss how we can help.

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:35)


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