First Aid Training for Remote and Austere Environments

Remote Emergency Care 1 (REC 1)

This 1 day practical, scenario based course is suitable for those who participate in, rather than lead outdoor activities. You will gain a basic level of confidence as a first responder in a remote setting.

You will spend the day learning the basic principles of treating injury and illness in the remote
setting, how to deal with emergency medical situations as they unfold, practicing lifesaving and life preserving techniques through realistic, 'hands-on' outdoor scenarios.

We teach you to use your limited first aid kit in innovative ways, and we improvise with other items you are likely to have at hand.

This REC 1 course is recognised by many major outdoor National Governing Bodies, including Mountaineering Ireland, ICU, Canoeing Ireland, the RYA and Royal Life Saving Society.

Course content includes:

  • Scene management and personal protection
  • Legal considerations
  • The DRABCDE of remote first aid
  • Dealing with unconscious patients
  • Opening the airway and safe airway position
  • Calling for help
  • Choking and breathing problems
  • Treating serious bleeding
  • Spinal injuries
  • Burns
  • Dehydration and hypothermia
  • Resuscitation

Peace of Mind Wherever You Go