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First Aid in Hostile Locations training in Kenya

Many media organisations require First Aid in Hostile Locations training in Kenya. This training course is aimed at people travelling remote from professional medical care, especially media workers in warzones or disaster areas, but has been made region specific and can be run near Nairobi.

When you cannot just pick up the phone and call for an ambulance you medical skills must be robust, but as equipment is likely to be limited it must also pragmatic.

This course is based on our Royal College of Surgeons endorsed media first aid training and is in line with the recent INSI recommendations and those of RISC.

During this course the delegates are exposed to stress in simulated scenarios using fake blood and wound simulation, noise and darkness.

Content of First Aid in Hostile Locations Training in Kenya

Outline the SAFE approach
Discuss medical planning
List contents of available individual 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
Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on an adult
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
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.
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
Outline the management of an asthma attack
Discuss identification and management of a suspected Stroke [CVA]
Discuss identification of imbalances in the sugar levels
Outline the management of suspected poisoning
Outline the identification of anaphylactic shock
Discuss the management of anaphylactic shock
Outline management of soft tissues injuries such as sprains and strains
Discuss the identification and treatment of eye injuries including irrigation
State the management of near drowning
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
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 multiple casualties
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 treatment of common travel related aliments such as travelers diarrhoea using items from individual first aid kits
Discuss simple first aid treatments of bites and stings likely to be encountered
Demonstrate maintenance of simple records of treatment given.

If you would like to know more about our First Aid in Hostile Locations training in Kenya contact us on +44 0800 242 5210 or info@lazarustraining.co.uk.

To find out more about Lazarus Training visit our main site.

First Aid on Locations training near London

Working for a media/production company and looking for first aid training near London? Lazarus Training will be able to help. We are running our first aid on locations training near London, with the course now being open to all.

first aid on locations training near london

Previously our First Aid on Locations training near London was run for groups [and it still is], but we now run these courses at our Southend on Sea venue for individuals to book onto. Call our office on 0800 242 5210 to book your space or to find out more.

First Aid on Locations Training near London in 2016

The next dates with spaces are:

9th & 10th February 2016.

This course is running at our Southend on Sea venue [map below].

Call 0800 242 5210 or email info@lazarustraining.co.uk to book your space or to find out more.

What is the training like?

You can watch some of our YouTube channel videos to get a feel for what the training is like and what #trainforreal means.

For more detail on the course itself you can read the full learning outcomes, assessment methods etc on it’s dedicated page: First Aid on Locations training.

This first aid on 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.

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. You can find out more about Lazarus Training on this site, or our main website.

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

Our range of media first aid training also includes First Aid in the Office or Studio, First Aid in Remote Locations or First Aid in Hostile Locations.

First Aid in Hostile Locations

First aid provision is required in every workplace and in the UK most workplaces send staff on first aid training. Lazarus Training has produced a range of media centred first aid training courses to meet this need, but also the real life need of the media sector.

First Aid in Hostile Locations training has been designed to cover the specific risks that warzones and disaster areas present, but also cover the more commonplace need to care for an ill or injured colleague.

Our course is focused on providing the best possible medical care, often with limited resources, whilst remote/separated from medical care. The course content can be adapted to reflect the clients’ equipment and risk assessments, along with the likely effects of the environment/situation too which the delegates are deploying.

All training is conducted to our twin ethos of [#trainforreal & “first aid training is a contact sport”]. Delegates are required to take part in a high number of practical sessions and scenarios. Live roleplayers and mannikins are the casualties- not the delegates. We use a wide range of teaching styles, but focus heavily on the practical application of the required skills in a “real world” setting. Delegates are exposed to stress via noise, darkness and casualty simulation.

The following is the content of the “standard” version of our First Aid in Hostile Locations training:

The pre-hospital environment

  • scene safety
  • minimising the risk of infection
  • triage

Patient assessment

  • communication with patients
  • examination and assessment
  • safe moving and handling- including casualty evacuation

Respiration and Airway management

  • recognition of respiratory problems
  • common breathing difficulties
  • basic airway management
  • use of basic airway adjuncts [if available to delegates]
  • ventilation support

Basic Life Support

  • perform basic life support [all age groups including child bls and infant bls]

Circulation and Shock

  • recognition and care of bleeding including ballistic & blast injuries
  • shock [to include faints]

Medical related emergencies

Recognition and initial care of

  • heart attack/angina
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • epilepsy
  • unconscious patient
  • asthma/anaphylaxis
  • handovers to the paramedic/medical care provider
  • basic record keeping

Trauma Related emergencies.

  • recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
  • recognition and initial care of burns and scalds
  • recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries
  • skeletal stabilisation

Environmental considerations

  • hypothermia
  • hyperthermia

If this training course is of interest, contact us on info@lazarustraining.co.uk or on [UK +44] 0800 242 5210.

This training has been designed to reflect the recommendations of INSI for first aid in hostile locations.

If you are interested in find out more about us as a company visit our main website: lazarustraining.co.uk

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.

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.