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Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and at the appointment renewal. However, they are encouraged to keep their qualification up to date at all times.

This course is open to all adults in Scouting but please ensure you discuss with your training advisor to agree that this training is right for you.

This module aims to cover the skills and knowledge necessary to enable adults to manage an incident and provide basic first aid.

Topics covered:

  • Principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident)
  • Initial response to a first aid situation
  • Management of an unconscious casualty (child or adult)
  • CPR, including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it
  • Shock
  • Causes and treatment of unconsciousness
  • Bleeding
  • Heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration and hypothermia
  • Burns and scalds
  • Fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and soft tissue injuries
  • Minor injuries (for example cuts, grazes and nose bleeds)
  • Meningitis
  • Anaphylaxis (use of Epi pen)
  • Spinal injury

All equipment and materials will be provided as well as refreshments.

Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Uniform is not required.

Register here to confirm your place.