Ice Warrior Outdoor Medical Training addresses all three of these crucial facets in the event of a medical crisis and is considered a vital part of being a competent instructor or expedition member. They are operated under the ITC First Aid body and are fully approved by MLTUK, RYA, MBLA, BCU, Canoeing Ireland and many other National Governing Bodies.
The training is based in the ITC tradition of concept and scenario-based learning. Participants receive practical and understandable guidance for pre-hospital recognition, treatment and transport of sick and/or injured patients. A strong emphasis is placed on care in the polar environment and the teamwork required to create and maintain a safe work environment to ensure optimal outcomes for the patient.
The scenarios used to support the class work will give you a strong sense of empowerment in these potentially stressful situations that could arise in a remote setting. They draw on the first aider’s creativity, problem solving and memory to correctly diagnose and treat the patient. You are never alone! You will be supported by your teammates and will feel the intense satisfaction of giving high quality care under challenging circumstances.
All courses are Directed by our founder, Jim McNeill, one of the world's most experienced and respected explorers. In 1995, as a fire fighter, he completed a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Course, becoming one of the first rescue members of BASICS and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His forte within Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue was Road Traffic Accidents, as a result of which, he then went on to champion Trauma Care within the Fire Service, nationally and as a brigade instructor for 11 years.
ITC Outdoor First Aid - Day 1 and 2 The emergency first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties, emergency action and incident management. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations.
The course includes: • The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway • Assessing a casualty • Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible • Deciding how to deal with an accident or incident • Awareness of delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions.
The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for: Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding • breathing and circulation • cpr | Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries | Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes | Rescue: transportation • communication