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Basic Expedition Leader First Aid Training for Duke of Edinburgh Award
Teacher and DofE leader tells of specialist first aid training focused on those doing Basic Expedition Leader courses and running Duke Of Edinburgh Awards.
The course covered essential first aid skills concentrating on core, first-on-scene skills which are integral to all first aid with particular application in the outdoors. The course used lots of practical training and hands on scenarios to build up confidence whilst looking at things like accident procedures, resuscitation, bleeding and shock. It also focused on specific outdoor issues such as hypothermia, burns and blisters.
The course leader was very informative and had a wealth of experience of leading expeditions in a variety of environments to help relate the course content in a relative and interesting way. The content of the course was interesting, practical and interactive. At the end of the day I feel that all the reasons why I choose to attend the course were met and I now feel more confident about having to deal with any first aid issues that may arise during DofE expeditions.
St Clare’s Oxford.
For further details see http://www.fieldskills.com/
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