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).
REMOTE CARE (Advanced)
YHA South Downs - Sussex - South Downs National Park
Night time Scenario Training
June Sat 6th-Sun 7th 2015
YHA South Downs, Sussex
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.
This 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.
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.
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
Detailed Patient Assessment
Working with Rescue Helicopters
Travel Health & Medicine
Advanced Wound Care
Improving the Odds of Survival
Spinal Evaluation and Managment
Night Time Scenario Training
Venue, Accommodation and Meals
This course is held in and around YHA South Downs. The location is a refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn outbuildings opened in 2013. The hostel is a 5 minute stroll along a country lane from Southease Railway station, less than 25mins on the train from Brighton and only an hour and a half in total from the centre of London. The hostel is an ideal base for exploring the South Downs where walkers and cyclists alike will find plenty of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Why not come a day early, experience the local area and stay an extra night.
Our course costs are not residential.
Accommodation is available at YHA South Downs, but needs to be booked in advance. Dorm beds from £18 per night, private rooms from £29 per night, 3/4 person camping pods from £44.50 per night and camping from £11 per night. Alternatively, we can provide you a local accommodation list.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and packed lunches are available from the hostel or you can use one of the self-catering kitchens. You will need to bring or buy a packed lunch for day two as you will be out on the Downs.
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.