Wilderness First Aid

Our Extreme Sports First Aid and Trauma Management Course is designed specifically for practitioners, guides and instructors. The course is run by Jocky Sanderson (Keswick Mountain Rescue team member & First Responder).

 

Wilderness First Aid / Trauma Course by Jocky Sanderson

Dealing with a paragliding accident can be challenging;
injuries may be severe, locations remote and equipment limited.

In this two-day First Aid course designed specifically for paraglider pilots, guides and instructors,
we will build on your knowledge and skills to give you confidence in these stressful situations.
We focus on diagnosis, treatment and dynamic group management, across many scenarios.

 

Course Details

This 2 day/16hours course ( £130) is ideal for paraglider pilots, clubs, guides and instructors. It will be run from the Flight Park & is BHPA approved.

Experts

Jocky Sanderson
-International guide since 1990, taking groups of paraglider pilots on expeditions around the world.
-Keswick Mountain Rescue Team Member for 18 years.
-North-west Ambulance First Responder for 18 years.

Group

We run courses for specific clubs and groups on their preferred dates and personalise our classes to meet the clubs requirements.

Course Structure

1. Preparation and Prevention

- Accident prevention

- The paragliding environment (sun, cold and high altitude)

- First aid kits

- Accident simulations

2. Scene Management

- Scene safety

- Group dynamics

- Communication

- Working with rescue services

3. Casualty Care

- Securing & moving casualties

- Assessment

- Haemorrhage control

- Airway management

- Spinal injuries

- Pain management

- Medical Emergencies

- CPR in the wilderness

4. After an Incident

- Follow up and debriefing

- Insurance and repatriation

Course Dates

Please be aware of your own physical and mental limits throughout the tour and on each flight. We aim to do a lot of flying and this can be tiring, especially in heat that you may not be used to, so please be realistic and fly within your comfort and skill levels, cut the flight plan early if you feel tired, or if you feel you have had too much of the maneuvers. We can always change your flight plan to suit what you feel happy dealing with.