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Emergency First Aid for Skydivers course at Bodyflight Bedford plus 30min tunnel time

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#1 Tolga

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:03 AM

Hi all


I am organising an Emergency First Aid for Skydivers course at Bodyflight Bedford which will include 30 minutes flying time at the end of the course. This may especially appeal to groups as they can benefit more from the flying time as all together. 


This is a high quality specialised training course that has been designed for skydivers.

Whether you have previous first aid experience or not, this is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills to insure you can effectively deal with serious skydiving incidents. 
Of course the skills you will learn on this course are completely transferable. They will equip you for any setting, enabling you to provide emergency first aid wherever you are. 
Please find attached a PDF file, an article published in the SkydiveMag about our training course which includes feedback from BPA Medical Advisor Dr John Carter and Dr Josh Burrill whom attended our course back in 2009.
Attached File  First Aid for Skydivers.pdf   2.88MB   21 downloads
Course Content

·       Legal aspects & Record Keeping

·       Trauma & Mechanism of injury

·       Common skydiving injuries & Treatment

·       Responding to emergencies

·       Incident management

·       Patient assessment

·       Manual in-line stabilisation of the spine

·       When & how to remove the helmet /When not to

·       When & how to remove the harness /When not to

·       Respiratory Problems

·       Airway management

·       Suspension Trauma

·       Water Incidents, Drowning

·       Hypothermia

·       Heatstroke

·       Medical Emergencies (ie: Anaphylactic shock, Hypoglycaemia, Hyperglycaemia, Asthma etc)

·       Bites & Stings

·       Altitude illness

·       Frostbite

·       Burns

·       Acute haemorrhage control and clotting agents

·       Dealing with multiple casualties

·       Equipment Review; What should you have in your first aid kit?

·       What/How can be improvised to deliver aid

·       Adult CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation), Additional Content: Infant and Pediatric Resus

·       AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

·       DZ/Tunnel emergency procedures

·       Realistic practical trauma scenarios using skydiving gear including helmet and harness


      ·       Emergency First Aid for Skydivers Certificate
      ·       CPR & AED Certificate
Please note; an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate can be provided if required as this course conforms with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations.
Continuing professional development (CPD):
      ·        Certified 7 hours CPD credits
Food & Drink:
      ·        Free hot/cold drinks and refreshments will be available throughout the course as well as light buffet lunch.
      ·       State Registered Paramedic
      ·       Ambulance Technician 



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Edited by UKS James, 27 February 2014 - 07:45 AM.
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#2 Anne

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

Do you have a date? I'm guessing that it'll be after the World Challenge in April.


I'd be interested as I have an Outdoor First Aid certificate I need to update.

#3 Tolga

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:06 AM

Hi Anne


I will publish the dates in due course.  :thumbs:

#4 JumpyJumpyJumpy

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

I would also be very interested to attend this

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:31 PM

id be interested in this, depending on the dates and costs

#6 Hari

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

Interested but will depend on the date/costs as well.



#7 jamiesmum

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'd like Jamie to do this at some point - Ricar being a paramedic doesn't need it but he'd probably come along to keep an eye on Jamie if that's ok - he'd probably pick up on some useful vocab along the way

Edited by jamiesmum, 01 April 2014 - 10:09 AM.