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Rescue Emergency Care Level 3

REC Emergency Care Series

Course Summary

Course Location: Castlebar, Co. Mayo 
Price: €170 per person 
Contact: Info@brettmedicalsolutions.ie or 0868369783 for bookings 

The REC 3 course is a specially tailored program for individuals who often find themselves in outdoor environments whether for work or 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.

Course Content 
Core Topics: 

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Incident Management
  • Casualty Assessment

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
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes

Injury Topics Include:

  • Head
  • Spine
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Bones
  • Soft tissues
  • Eye injuries

Rescue Topics Include:

  • Safe and effective transportation of casualties
  • Effective communication in rescue scenarios

. The REC 3 course, with its comprehensive and practical approach, equips you to manage medical emergencies confidently in a wilderness or remote environment.