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Adventure Medicine Course near London

Join a qualified medic for a hands-on course to be prepared for your next outdoor adventure. 1 day.

I'M UP FOR
Adventure School
DURATION
1 Day
DIFFICULTY
Active
COMFORT
Basic
LOCATION
United Kingdom
SEASON
January, March, May, July, September, October

Do you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond to a medical emergency during an adventure off the beaten-track? This course is aimed at adventure sports enthusiasts, those who enjoy being outdoors, gap-year students, expedition participants, and adventurous souls.

Join our qualified medic and learn everything from primary/secondary casualty assessment to coping with catastrophic bleeding, from managing common medical emergencies to CPR/AED, from head trauma to fractures.

Pass the training, finish the shift and take home a certificate from the UK Society of Extreme, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine stating the 16-hour syllabus you have covered (including 7 hours pre-course study) recognising you as ‘emergency first aid’ competent.

Your course includes: 

  • 1-day training with a fully qualified paramedic, nurse or doctor
  • Pre-course reading material 
  • A first aid book to take on your travels
  • Medical kit to use under the guidance of the medic 
  • Course completion certificate 
  • Sew-on Expedition Medicine patch and sticker

Perfect for

No previous experience expected, but note this course does not cover basic first aid such as trauma emergencies, bone breaks, wound care and dressings.

Everyone who wants to be prepared for their next outdoor adventure. No previous experience expected, but this course can be taken as a precursor to the Expedition Medicine Course or either course can be taken individually.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Travel
  • Food and drink
  • Personal expenses

This trip will run with a maximum of 16 people to 1 medic.

No previous experience expected, but this course is useful as a precursor to the Expedition Medicine Course, covering things like snake bite management, altitude sickness, tropical diseases and vaccinations, although both courses can be completed individually without previous experience.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Bottle of water
  • Food, snacks and drinks

A week prior to the course you will be sent a digital Adventure Medicine manual and instructed how to complete your 7 hours per-course reading. This is designed so everyone arrives with some base medical knowledge to build upon.

Location

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The course takes place at ‘The Hub - Quarry Farm’ in Bodiam, just an hour outside of London. The farm is located right next to a woodland, providing an ideal environment to simulate real case scenarios.

Start point

The Hub – Quarry Farm in Bodiam - 09:30
The course takes at ‘The Hub – Quarry Farm’ in Bodiam just one hour outside of London. The course starts at 09:30. If you are driving the postcode is TN32 5RA. Alternatively, if you’re coming by train the nearest station is Robertsbridge and from there it’s a taxi ride 12-minutes taxi ride to the venue (you have to organise this in advance independently).

Finish point

The Hub – Quarry Farm in Bodiam - 18:30
The course ends at ‘The Hub – Quarry Farm’ around 18:30.

What to Expect

Pre-course Reading

A week prior to the course you will be sent a digital Adventure Medicine manual and instructed how to complete your 7 hours per-course reading. This is designed so everyone arrives with some base medical knowledge to build upon.

Saturday: A Full Day of Training With Medical Professionals

The course will start at 09:30; you’ll meet your medic and then enjoy an engaging and interactive day of realistic role-play scenarios outdoors depending on weather, lectures, practical medical kit application and informal Q&A. 

The skills you learn throughout the day will introduce you to the field of Adventure Medicine and increase your knowledge, skills and confidence when managing medical emergencies in remote locations where the response of emergency services may be delayed.

After successful completion of the day, you’ll be issued with a certificate from the UK Society of Extreme, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine stating you have completed a 16-hour course and outlining the syllabus you have covered.

What am I going to learn?

  • Patient assessment, basic life support and AED
  • Spinal injury management and recovery position  
  • Choking management  
  • Trauma emergencies including catastrophic bleeding and tourniquet use, sources of significant bleeding, pelvic fractures, open and femoral fractures, penetrating injuries, amputation and partial amputation management, head injuries  
  • Common medical emergencies including stroke, hypothermia/hyperthermia, Anaphylaxis, shortness of breath, chest pain, seizures, diabetic emergencies
  • Management of wounds including burns and blisters, closure, signs of infection
  • Drowning
  • Medical kit considerations and medications
  • Evacuation
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Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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