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Manawatu Mountain Safety - Outdoor First Aid


Fri 8 Jul 2011, 7:30pm–9:00pm
Sat 9 Jul 2011, 8:00am–9:00pm
Sun 10 Jul 2011, 8:00am–3:00pm

Where: Camp Kilsby, 265/271 Hewitts Rd, Linton, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 3 Day Course: $120.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: MSC

The Outdoor First Aid course is designed to equip outdoor users with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage accidents and sudden illnesses in the outdoor environment for a minimum of 24 hours.

You will complete a minimum of six hours of practical work in the outdoors treating, along with others in your group, people injured in mock accidents.

The course is divided into 16 modules, each with its own set of competencies. A course workbook is issued.
Candidates successfully completing this course may apply through New Zealand Mountain Safety Council to register the following unit standards 424, 6400, 6401, 6402.

• Group & accident management
• Patient management
• C P R
• Airway care
• Breathing
• Circulation
• Patient care
• Head injuries
• Fractures & dislocations
• Soft tissue injuries
• Burns
• Wound care
• Medical conditions
• Environmental conditions
• Poisons
• Evacuation

Duration: Two days –- may be residential or non-residential.
References: NZMSC “Outdoor First Aid” manual #33.
Other notes: A refresher course is also available to update the holder of a current OFA certificate with recent changes in protocol and to refresh their skills. The course is skills-based, involving 'hands on' scenarios and practicals. All participants must have an OFA certificate which is dated no less than two years previous.

Contact: Kasey Gibb
Mail: PO Box 601, Palmerston North 4440
Phone: 06 3234352