Open to All aged 17 and Over
No Previous experience required.
The Trueways Survival Medical Course, in keeping with our philosophy of real skills for real situations, seeks to deliver sensible and appropriate considerations and skills; taking us beyond first aid and simply call for an ambulance. Spotting the life threatening conditions and stopping the deterioration of the condition and eventual death. During survival training, the important subject of medical is typically covered throughout the duration of the course: covering relevant areas where and when they are appropriate. However, due to the complex and broadreaching nature of medical training for survival situations, available time typically presents a challenge when trying to cover all scenarios in a practical way.
The aim of the Trueways Survival Medical Course is to provide insight into the key differences between first aid which you would do at work or on the street and the medical aspects of being in the great outdoors without the support of emergency services.
This course covers the following subjects
Understanding your role
Bleeding inc SHOCK /Hygiene/internal/wounds
Control of bleeding
Recovery and log roll positions
Making stretchers / using stretchers/ shelters
Spinal Management and Collars
Fractures and Splints
Scenario's Including mock Mountain rescues
Familiarisation of mountain rescue equipment including calling 999
End of course Exam/Practical non written
Theory fo the human physiology and anatomy
Practical exercises to teat learnign through debriefs
Full practical excersices
Trueways Survival offers survival and outdoor preparation courses to suit any taste or at any level of experience. Our courses are designed to take the beginner from those very first steps all the way to training in our Global Environments Training packages. Trueways is the only Survival School in the UK with the expertise capable of and offering training anywhere in the world using only their own staff. Let our experience provide you with Real Skills for Real Situations.
Trueways survival courses offer participants the opportunity to learn and practice the skills and techniques needed to survive without the comfort and convenience of four walls and a supermarket! As well as being highly fun and rewarding, these acclaimed courses are based upon the tried and tested methodology of Trueways most senior team member – none other than bestselling SAS Survival Expert John “Lofty” Wiseman, so everything that is taught, demonstrated and explained has the highest level of authority. Lofty Wiseman's is one of the world's foremost experts on survival. His teachings, including multi-million best selling book, 'The SAS Survival Guide' is used the world over as reference by everyday people and experts alike and can be found in 18 languages.
Standard Trueways kit list is required for this course, however we do allow Tents and Gas Cookers on this course as we will not be teaching survival skills such as shelter building and fire lighting
This course also requires your first aid kit must the a "large" (can be out of date)
Spare clothes is also required in case of wet weather and to allow for Role play
A full and complete equipment list will be provided along with specific directions once your booking is confirmed. However, as a minimum you will need to bring with you some basic kit such as; Waterproof jacket & trousers, suitable footware, knife, torch, billy can or cooking pot, drinking cup/mug and a water bottle. You will also need a sleeping bag, a bivi bag and a basha or tarp. Don't worry if you haven't got everything you need, we do hire the less common stuff which is typically a lot cheaper than buying. Click HERE to check out our hire page.
Start and Finish Times
All courses start at 10am on their start date and typically finish around 4pm on the end date.
Please do not bring any food as it will be provided for you, please let us know when you book the course if you have any dietary requirements, we can cater for all requirements as long as we know before hand.
Although it is possible to reach some of our training locations by public transport, by the very nature of the courses taught there is some necessity for remoteness with regard to many sites. Therefore, for some sites a taxi may be required for the final leg of your journey if you are not traveling by road. For those travelling by road, all training locations offer parking in some form. All courses are camp based, don't worry this is not a boot camp, there are no long hikes or mountains to climb we want you to have fun and learn.