High Peak Wilderness First Aid
Expedition Leader Module 3
8 hrs

£150 inc VAT

Course Description

We only take eight people per course to give you a more personal experience and the opportunity to use the immersive classroom fully.

This course is suitable for people working or travelling outside the United Kingdom, such as expedition leaders, researchers, NGO staff and journalists. You can attend this training with no previous first aid experience.  There are discounts for group bookings allowing people to have flexibility on dates to participate as individuals or as a group:  course credits have no expiry date. Please get in touch with 01433 621484 for further details on group bookings. 

There are three options linked to this course:

1 You can complete the Expedition Leader 24-hour course in one block by clicking here

2 See the calendar below to attend this as a stand-alone module

3 Attend the High Peak Wilderness First Aid 16hr course by clicking here.  Return at a later date to attend  Module 3 on the calendar below.

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

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Course Contents

Module 3


  • 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


  • Recognition and Management of heat stress, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke
  • Prevention strategies to mitigate against heat-related illness

Facing disaster when working or travelling overseas 

  • 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 when help is delayed
  • Triage exercise in the immersive classroom

First Aid and medical kits for the remote environment 

  • 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 toolbox

   Bites and Stings 

  • Insects
  • Marine life
  • Adapting our behaviour
  • Treatment




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