Course Overview

One of the biggest issues we face when in the outdoors or in a remote area, is the potential for an incident requiring medical attention. Assistance may not be unable to get to you or could be hours away. This course is action-packed and will give you the confidence to look after a patient (or patients) for a longer period of time.

This unit standard is intended for learners who wish, or are required, to manage emergency care for a period of two to twelve hours during an outdoor recreation activity. Anyone that spends time in the outdoors either for work or recreation, including Scout and Guide leaders, Park Rangers, Land SAR, DOC staff, Tramping groups, and Outdoor Instructors would benefit from this course.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: explain long-term management requirements for an emergency care situation in an outdoor recreation environment, and assess and manage a patient's condition long-term in an outdoor recreation environment.

This course is delivered over three days, preferably as a residential course to include night time activity and includes NZQA unit standards 6402, 6401, 6400.

Competence Achieved

Successful trainees receive:

  • NZQA Unit Standard 6400, Level 3, Credit 2 - Manage first aid in an emergency situation
  • NZQA Unit Standard 6401, Level 2, Credit 1 - Provide first aid 
  • NZQA Unit Standard 6402, Level 1, Credit 1 - Basic Life Support
  • NZQA Unit Standard 424, Level 3, Credit 5 - Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor recreation activity.  

Critical Health and Safety prerequisites

Unit 6400, Manage first aid in emergency situations, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

Course Outline

  • Group Management
  • Communication
  • Pre-Planning
  • Patient Assessment and Long Term Management
  • Feeding, toileting, patient care
  • General First Aid
Accommodation costs are not included in the course price.

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Why Choose Us?

Pro+Med (NZ) Ltd is a registered training establishment with NZQA. Learners are enrolled with the registered entity that is Pro+Med (NZ) Ltd who will report the credits to NZQA. Pro+Med (NZ) Ltd has a 2019 Category 2 Statement of confidence: Confident in educational performance and Confident in capability in self-assessment.