Outdoor First Aid for Mountain Bikers
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Outdoor First Aid for Mountain Bikers

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This is a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of cycling and will cover the requirements to be able to undertake the role of the First Aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.

The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to provide first aid competently and confidently in an outdoor remote environment.

 

When?

24th -25th June 2021

What Time?

9:00am – 6pm.

Lunch is not provided.

There will be some pre- course material to complete prior to the course or in the evenings of the course and is supported with an online academy portal.

This enables us to make the taught element as practical as possible.

Location?

Duror Village Hall

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First Aid for Bikers

This is a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of cycling and will cover the requirements to be able to undertake the role of the First Aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.

The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to provide first aid competently and confidently in an outdoor remote environment.

This course is specifically delivered with cyclists in mind and will focus on the medium of cycling within the above context.

What might I expect to see in the session?

A range of subjects are covered including: –

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Fractures
  • Drowning injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Heat and cold
  • Resuscitation
  • Heart attacks
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control, including Catastrophic Bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Dealing with Body Armor
  • Helmets
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Asthma
  • Burns

This course includes the following: Adult BLS in the outdoors; Limb Injuries in the outdoors; Head, Neck or Torso injuries in the outdoors; medical conditions or sudden illness in the outdoors; incidents involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors, as well as dealing with biking helmets and protective equipment.

During this course we will also cover how to deal with catastrophic bleeding.

When?

24th -25th June 2021

What Time?

9:00am – 6pm.

Lunch is not provided.

There will be some pre- course material to complete prior to the course or in the evenings of the course and is supported with an online academy portal.

This enables us to make the taught element as practical as possible.

Location?

Duror Village Hall

Equipment?

For every session, we expect participants to wear a suitable helmet and appropriate protective equipment whilst riding. Please pack enough food and water for the day, plus more for emergencies. Weather is changeable, so pack enough warm, waterproof and breathable layers to see you through the day. There will be parts of the day where you are static. If you are unsure of exactly what to bring just ask.

You will also require a bike in full working order.

Ratio?

The normal ratio for first aid courses is 1 – 12.

However as this is a specalised practical out on the trail course, and a very practical biking first aid course the ratio is 1 – 6.

The course is run will be run by PAul Kelly a fully qualified First Aider and First Aid Trainer and Mountain Bike Leader and Mark Clark of Alba moutnainbikes who is a quakified First Aider, Mountain Bike GUide & Coach and a UKCC Bike Coach Educatior.

Skill level?

No previous First Aid Experience is required, however to fully participate it is a requirement of this course that participants should be able to ride comfortable on easy trails, such as forest tracks.

Further Information?

If you need extra support to undertake this session because of a physical or learning need, contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you on this session. Please see our terms and conditions for any additional information.

Qualifications:

Outdoor First Aid Level 3 Accredited Certificate – 16 hours

Bike First Aid Awareness certificate

Catastrophic Bleeding Control Certificate

 

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