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Rescue Emergency Care Level 3

REC Emergency Care Series

Course Summary

The course is ideal for those working or playing in the outdoors. The REC3 course is designed to introduce a systematic method of first aid for managing casualties. The course is a balance of learning and practical intermixed with scenarios of real situations.

This is the approved course for ISA, RYA, BCU, MLTB, Scouting Ireland and other outdoor pursuit awarding bodies.

For those completing their adult training in Scouting Ireland this course can be used in completing the Emergencies component of the Adventure Skills Assessment Facilitator. All instructors are Garda vetted and have completed their Child Protection training.

It is ideally suited to outdoor activities including Canoeing, Kayaking, Hillwalking, Hiking, Scouting & Guiding, Gaisce participants.




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REC 3 – Emergency Care Scheme

An 18 hour course. The Emergency Care outdoor first aid course (REC3) is designed to introduce a systematic method of applying Emergency Care to those that are found suddenly unwell or injured. The method of learning is practically based intermixed with scenarios of real situations.
The course includes:

Deciding how to deal with an accident or incident

A system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible

Assessing a casualty

The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway

Awareness of delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions


First aid training with the Emergency Care scheme is easy and fun.
The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:
vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding • breathing and circulation • cpr • AED (automated external defibrillator) practical training
heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries
chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes
head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye
transportation • communication

To accommodate the ISA/RYA syllabus our Outdoor course includes understanding the differential for drowning, immersion and seasickness.