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Getting to grips with trauma first aid

Our first Level 3 Outdoor First Aid course of the year was a booming success at Chigwell Row Guide Camp. Lead by our highly experienced trainer, Denis the group of experienced leaders learned basic life saving skills and got to grips with some of the finer skills taught in the Outdoor First aid course in the cold, unforgiving forests surrounding Chigwell row Camp site.

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The course looked at aspects of trauma in the outdoors, specifically as the Guide leaders manage a growing number of children in dangerous and unpredictable outdoor environments – made especially tricky with the growing number of children with allergies and medical conditions. These aspects can make outdoor first aid a challenge.

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Our Outdoor first Aid courses are designed to be adaptable to the needs of groups or organisations. We can add in details about specific conditions that may affect our clients in their environment and we try to tailor our delivery to suit all of out candidates. The course is an in-depth look at the difficulties that may occur in the outdoors, the special challenges that the outdoor environment brings to first aid and gives a stepwise approach to dealing with and managing trauma in the outdoor environment,

Chigwell Row First Aid trainingNeedless to say, all candidates showed their resilience to the cold (a good skill to have as a Girl Guide leader) and got stuck into the tricky first aid scenarios set up by Denis. Jammy Dodgers were provided to brighten the frozen spirits of the candidates. Well done to all those who attended and passed!

Do you have a group of Scout or Guide leaders that require Outdoor First Aid training? Our experienced trainers come to you and can host in any location. Our courses demonstrate practical approaches to OFA learning and focus on giving candidates real world experience of dealing with trauma in unfamiliar settings. Contact us for more details!

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