High Peak Wilderness First Aid
Expedition Leader Module 3
8 hrs

£150 inc VAT

Course Description

Due to social distancing, we are only taking six people per course.  As a result of this the fee has increased but will include:

  • All PPE
  • Six people per course will ensure you receive more practical sessions and individual attention.
  • You will receive one mannequin per person with face shield.

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 attend as individuals or as a group:  course credits have no expiry date. Please contact 01433 621484 for further details on group bookings. 

If you have booked the First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) at High Peak First Aid, you can use any/all of the options below for FREE as part of your guided learning hours.

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 dates below and contact us on 01433 621484 or info@highpeakfirstaid.co.uk so we can complete your booking.

Green = Course available
Red = Course full



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Course Contents

Module 3

This module is divided into 5 mini-modules. You can attend the entire day for £150 and book below or each module including certification is £60. To book individual modules, please contact 01433 621484.

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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