First Aid in Hostile Locations

First aid in hostile environments training

First Aid in Hostile Environments training is aimed at people travelling remote from professional medical care, especially media workers in warzones or disaster areas.

When you cannot just pick up the phone and call for an ambulance you medical skills must be robust, but as equipment is likely to be limited it must also pragmatic.

This course is based on our Royal College of Surgeons endorsed media first aid training and is in line with the recent INSI recommendations and those of RISC.

During this course the delegates are exposed to stress in simulated scenarios using fake blood and wound simulation, noise and darkness.

first aid in hostile locations training

Content of First Aid in Hostile Environments Training

Outline the SAFE approach
Discuss medical planning
List contents of available individual first aid kits
Outline the importance of taking a history from the patient
Discuss the importance of gathering information on the mechanism of injury
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, examination of the patient to current CABC protocols
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of indirect pressure to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of windlass/tourniquets to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of haemostatic dressings to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of head injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, manual management of spinal injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of chest injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of abdominal injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, simple management of suspected pelvic injuries
Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on an adult
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of a pocket mask
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of choking
Place a casualty in the recovery position
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of direct pressure to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of elevation to control bleeding
Outline the management of burns
Outline the management of scalds
Discuss the recognition of shock
State the management steps for shock
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, initial management of suspected fractures
Discuss recognition and management of common major illness.
Outline the management of a casualty with chest pain
State the management steps for a casualty who has fainted
Outline the management of a casualty who is convulsing
Outline the management of an asthma attack
Discuss identification and management of a suspected Stroke [CVA]
Discuss identification of imbalances in the sugar levels
Outline the management of suspected poisoning
Outline the identification of anaphylactic shock
Discuss the management of anaphylactic shock
Outline management of soft tissues injuries such as sprains and strains
Discuss the identification and treatment of eye injuries including irrigation
State the management of near drowning
Discuss the identification of hypothermia
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of a casualty with hypothermia
Discuss the identification of heat injury such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of a casualty with a heat injury
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, immobilisation of suspected fractures
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, movement of a casualty
Discuss the requirements of prolonged medical care in the field
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, taking observations of the casualty ie pulse rate
Demonstrate loading a casualty into a vehicle for evacuation to medical care
Discuss ongoing care whilst in a vehicle
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, care of multiple casualties
Demonstrate treatment of a minor wound such as a laceration using equipment from the first aid kit.
Discuss simple treatment of common travel related aliments such as travellers diarrhoea using items from issued first aid kits
Outline typical fluid intake requirements

Discuss simple treatment of common travel related aliments such as travelers diarrhoea using items from individual first aid kits
Discuss simple first aid treatments of bites and stings likely to be encountered
Demonstrate maintenance of simple records of treatment given.

If you would like to know more about our First Aid in Hostile Environments training contact us on +44 0800 242 5210 or info@lazarustraining.co.uk.

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