REC Emergency Care Series
The REC 3 course is a specially tailored program for individuals who often find themselves in outdoor environments whether for work or for play. Its relevance is particularly felt among those involved in outdoor activities such as canoeing, sailing, mountaineering, hillwalking, and forest school activities, as well as organisations like scouting and guiding. The course aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and practical skills to manage emergencies in these environments effectively.
The structure of the course ensures an immersive learning experience, with approximately half of the course time spent outdoors, actively participating in practical scenarios within small groups. This hands-on approach fosters a deeper understanding of the concepts and practices taught.
The Rescue Emergency Care outdoor first aid course (REC 3) is an 18-hour program that presents a systematic method for delivering Emergency Care to those who are suddenly unwell or injured. The course is primarily practical, infused with real-life scenarios to drive understanding and proficiency.
Key Topics Covered in the Course:
• Basic Anatomy and Physiology: Gain a fundamental understanding of the heart, lungs, and airways.
• Environmental Awareness: Understand the impact of delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions.
• Incident Management: Learn how to safely and effectively manage incidents or accidents.
• Casualty Assessment: Master the process of assessing a casualty in any situation.
The REC 3 course is a progressive program, where each session builds upon the earlier ones. New scenarios are introduced regularly to evaluate techniques across a range of emergencies, environmental conditions, illnesses, injuries, and rescue scenarios.
Emergency Topics Include:
• Vital signs
• Emergency action
• Airway management
• Managing unconscious individuals
• Management of choking and bleeding
• Breathing and circulation issues
• CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) practical training
Environmental Topics Include:
• Heat stress
• Cold stress
• Heat-related injuries
• Cold-related injuries
Illnesses Covered Include:
• Chest pain
Injury Topics Include:
• Soft tissues
• Eye injuries
Rescue Topics Include:
• Safe and effective transportation of casualties
. The REC 3 course, with its comprehensive and practical approach, equips you to manage medical emergencies confidently in a wilderness or remote environment.