First Aid in Remote Locations course- diary/blog

Next week we are running another of our First Aid in Remote Locations courses for one of our media clients. As this course is fairly new, being approved by the Royal College of Surgeons 8 months ago, we thought it would be good to provide some additional information on the course, how it is run, what happens, who is involved etc.

So over the next few days we will be posting pictures from the course on our instagram account [@lazarustraining], tweeting [@lazarustraining & @travelsafetrg], posting updates on our facebook page and some blog posts on this and our other websites.

We will post some information about what happens behind the scenes, some of the characters involved in the training and live updates from the course itself. Hopefully we can also get some viewpoints from the delegates attending this First Aid in Remote Locations.

So with all the delegate packs printed off, it’s now onto the kit packing. The delegate pack has the normal enrolement, feedback forms that you see on any training course, but we also have a strong document trail for the assessment side of the course. As this is all practical, we have delegate workbooks and scenario records that are completed, some by the delegate themselves [a great way to get them to reflect on the training], but also by our team. It keeps our training team quiet in the evenings!

Elsewhere on this site we have posted about the training scenarios we run, more examples will follow next week, but it does require a lot of planning and equipment. The complete course equipment currently takes up a people carrier when we include all the outdoor equipment that we use to “dress” the scenarios: sleeping bags; tarps; stoves etc.

We have previously had to shave the kit down, when flying to a course, but either way the casualty simulation equipment makes up a large part of our load.

Keep watching this website to find out more about this course, or call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info@lazarustraining.co.uk to find out more.

Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler’s Diarrhea? : Goats and Soda : NPR

We have heard a couple of these on our First Aid in Remote Locations training over the years. Great article.There are about as many myths and misconceptions about traveler’s diarrhea as there are names for it, such as Delhi belly and Montezuma’s revenge. We’re here to explain what actually will help.

Source: Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler’s Diarrhea? : Goats and Soda : NPR

Tourniquet testing- RATS

The use of tourniquets in pre-hospital care is now widely accepted, at least it is within “sensible” circles and an increasing number of our media clients are including them into their first aid kits.

Because of this change in the contents of issued first aid kits the use of tourniquets is a staple part of many of our first aid courses [such as our FPOS I and media first aid training] and we therefore take quite an interest in new products hitting the market. As we become aware of new models we like to put them thorough a series of tests to check the ease of use and ease of training, two areas of specific interest to us, with the later often being overlooked in most online reviews of new tourniquets.

tourniquet testingYou might have noticed our “Tourniquet testing” videos gradually appearing on our YouTube Channel [see below], but the latest addition which has literally just arrived is the RATS – Rapid Application Tourniquet System. We have been following [with some amusement] the CATS versus RATS debate online. Our favourite line so far being “CATS eat RATS”. Based on this alone we had to check out the Rapid Application Tourniquet system and include it in our tourniquet testing.

 

We will be uploading a product review and tourniquet test in the next few days, so keep checking here or subscribe to our YouTube Channel [you can do this by clicking here].

If you are aware of new tourniquets hitting the market that you think we should look at [or you have a new tourniquet coming out], drop us a line on info@lazarustraining.co.uk to have it included in our tourniquet testing.

 

 

Media first aid training

Media first aid training is a specialist topic, in which Lazarus Training has years of experience. Having worked closely with large media organisations and regulating bodies, we can now offer a range of media first aid training courses covering all the requirements of the industry or sector.

 

The basic level is the First Aid in the Office or Studio course, this one day course is designed to meet the requirements of media staff in static locations, with medical help nearby but who may be mixing with the public.

 

Our First Aid on Locations course is just that, two days of practical media first aid training, covering the basics up to dealing with a road traffic collision. This course is highly practical, including the use of training scenarios with fake blood and injuries. This course includes the First Aid in the Office or Studio qualification.

 

Our First Aid in Remote Locations lasts three days and builds upon the First Aid on Locations course. Designed for groups working remote from medical assistance this courses includes travel health and prolonged care of someone injured or taken ill.

 

All our training is focused on the individuals attending the course and their likely working environment. We ensure that the training reflects the needs of the delegates and the first aid equipment they will have access to [or not as the case may be]. Our training is well known for its practical nature and is summed up in our #trainforreal ethos.

 

Assessment is carried out during the course, meaning there is no final written exam- as there isn’t in real life. Delegates need to be prepared for the physical nature of the training and need to wear older clothing which they won’t mind getting dirty!

 

 

If you want to know more about us visit the about us pages of this website, or view the training scenarios and simulations page to see about our training. Otherwise give us a call on 0800 242 5210 to discuss your media first aid training needs.

First Aid in the Office or Studio training

First Aid in the Office or Studio training is designed to meet the needs of production staff working in static locations such as studios or theatres, with quick access to emergency help. This media first aid course covers issued raised by mixing with the public and providing emergency care for someone injured or taken ill. Our First Aid in the Office or Studio course is highly practical and reflects our training ethos: #trainforreal and first aid training is a contact sport. Your delegates will get plenty of hands on during this course, all aimed at making a more confident first aider.

The course is always adapted to reflect the exact circumstances of the delegates, what first aid kit do they have etc. The core syllabus of the First Aid in the Office or Studio includes [and exceeds] the HSE recommendations for a workplace first aider.

The core learning outcomes for this course are:

Outline the SAFE approach
Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on an adult
Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on a child/infant
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of a pocket mask*
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of choking
Place a casualty in the recovery position
Outline the management of a casualty with chest pain
State the management steps for a casualty who has fainted
Outline the management of a casualty who is convulsing
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of direct pressure to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of elevation to control bleeding
Outline the management of burns
Outline the management of scalds
Discuss the recognition of shock
State the management steps for shock
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, initial management of suspected fractures
Discuss recognition and management of common major illness.
List contents of available first aid kits

This is a one day course, so you can see it is a packed first aid training day, but the course is conducted at a steady pace by our qualified and experienced trainers, most delegates being surprised by how much they have fitted into the day.

We have a range of longer media first aid training courses. If you want to know more about us as a company visit our about us page, or give us a call on 0800 242 5210 to discuss this more.

First Aid in Remote Locations training

First Aid in Remote Locations is designed for production teams working away from the office or studio. Whether filming or recording, this course is aimed at groups who will experience a delay in accessing medical care for a colleague injured or taken ill.

The course can be adapted, but the core syllabus meets [and exceeds] the HSE’s requirements for workplace first aid.

The core learning outcomes in First Aid in Remote Locations training are:

Outline the SAFE approach
Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on an adult
Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on a child/infant
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of a pocket mask
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of choking
Place a casualty in the recovery position
Outline the management of a casualty with chest pain
State the management steps for a casualty who has fainted
Outline the management of a casualty who is convulsing
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of direct pressure to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of elevation to control bleeding
Outline the management of burns
Outline the management of scalds
Discuss the recognition of shock
State the management steps for shock
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, initial management of suspected fractures
Discuss recognition and management of common major illness.
List contents of available first aid kits
Outline the importance of taking a history from the patient
Discuss the importance of gathering information on the mechanism of injury
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, examination of the patient to current CABC protocols
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of indirect pressure to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of windlass/tourniquets to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of haemostatic dressings to control bleeding
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of head injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, manual management of spinal injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of chest injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of abdominal injuries
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, simple management of suspected pelvic injuries
Outline management of soft tissues injuries such as sprains and strains
Discuss the identification and treatment of eye injuries including irrigation
Outline the management of an asthma attack
State the management of near drowning
Discuss identification and management of a suspected Stroke [CVA]
Discuss identification of imbalances in the sugar levels
Outline the management of suspected poisoning
Discuss the identification of hypothermia
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of a casualty with hypothermia
Discuss the identification of heat injury such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of a casualty with a heat injury
Outline the identification of anaphylactic shock
Discuss the management of anaphylactic shock

Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, immobilisation of suspected fractures
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, movement of a casualty
Discuss the requirements of prolonged medical care in the field
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, taking observations of the casualty ie pulse rate
Demonstrate loading a casualty into a vehicle for evacuation to medical care
Discuss ongoing care whilst in a vehicle
Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, care of a casualty in a road traffic collision
Demonstrate treatment of a minor wound such as a laceration using equipment from the first aid kit.
Discuss simple treatment of common travel related aliments such as travellers diarrhoea using items from issued first aid kits
Outline typical fluid intake requirements
Discuss simple first aid treatments of bites and stings likely to be encountered
Demonstrate maintenance of simple records of treatment given.

 

 

This first aid on remote locations course is highly practical and reflects our #trainforreal and “first aid is a contact sport” mantras. Delegates are faced with scenarios involving casualty simulation including fake blood.

To find out more about our training methods visit our scenarios and simulations page or contact us on 0800 242 5210.

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