High Peak Wilderness First Aid
Expedition Leader Module 1-3
24 hrs

£325 inc VAT


Course Description

This course is suitable for people working or travelling outside the United Kingdom such as expedition leaders, researchers, NGO staff and journalists.  The first two days develop competencies in first aid where help may be delayed.  A set of procedures are taught that can be adapted to suit any event or environment giving participants a structure to work to.  This will ensure  participants feel confident to deal with an incident in a remote or wilderness environment where help is delayed. There are discounts for group bookings allowing people to have flexibility on dates to attend as individuals or as a group:  course credits have no expiry date. Please contact 01433 621484 for further details on group bookings.

The third day covers mini-modules, skills and understanding in specific areas.

This course includes Wilderness First Aid 24hr certification that is valid for three years and will validate most National Governing Body Awards and is accepted by major expedition companies, plus exposure to current best practice and equipment.  All participants receive a robust waterproof manual written specifically for this course.

There are two options linked to this course:

1 You can complete the Expedition Leader 24 hour course in one block by selecting dates on the calendar below.

2 Attend the High Peak Wilderness First Aid 16hr course by clicking here.  Then add Module 3 by clicking here.

If your organisation is paying for you and does not wish to pay by card through this website, please see dates below and contact us on 01433 621484 or info@highpeakfirstaid.co.uk so we can complete your booking.

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Course Contents

This course is made up of three modules.

Module 1 & 2

The first two days of this course are the same syllabus as for the High Peak Wilderness First Aid 16hr course.  You can view the syllabus by clicking here.

Module 3

This module is divided into 5 sub modules.

Altitude (1.5hrs)

  • Strategies to minimise the occurrence of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACE)
  • Treatment of AMS, HAPE and HACE: use of drugs, oxygen, Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC), GAMOW bag and evacuation
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Frost Nip and Frost Bite

Catastrophic Haemorrhage (2hrs)

Facing disaster when working or travelling overseas (2hrs)

  • Planning and preparation to mitigate against disaster
  • Definition of disaster, rapid and slow onset
  • Technological disasters (man made). Displaced populations, industrial and transport, conflict and famine
  • Natural disasters: geophysical, (earthquake, tsunami, volcanic, landslides), hydrological (avalanche and floods), meteorological (cyclones and wave surges), biological (disease, epidemics, insect and animal plagues), climatological (extremes of temperature, drought and wildfires)
  • Incident management and rescue co-ordination overseas
  • Triage for Adults and children (sieve and sort)

First Aid and medical kits for the remote environment (1hr)

  • Prescription only Medicines (POMs)
  • Dental
  • Sterile travellers kits
  • Wound management: prevention of sepsis
  • Prevention of sickness: field hygiene
  • Essentials to pack
  • Field hygiene: water disinfection, infection
  • Mental health first aid tool box

   Bites and Stings (1hr)

  • Insects
  • Marine life
  • Adapting our behaviour
  • Treatment




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