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Surviving Adventure Course

Course Overview

The Surviving Adventure™ course has been designed to give individuals with little or no medical experience, the confidence and understanding to manage an emergency medical situation when travelling off the beaten track or in a remote environment.  The course runs over two days and aims to give an understanding of how to react to and manage a medical emergency.  The course is ideally suited to individuals or groups undertaking independent travel to remote locations, adventure motorcycling or an adventure race.

Surviving Adventure is high energy and very 'hands on' and, once the practicals and initial lectures are complete, the course progresses to a series of fully realistic exercises. These are designed to give first-hand experience of what an emergency situation feels like, and how to manage one from start to finish. Key to the whole course is the fact that each and every lecture and scenario is presented by a medic, mountaineer or former Special Forces member who has encountered such a scenario first hand. 


To train the adventure traveller and outdoor enthusiast to manage a medical emergency while off the beaten path or in a remote location.

Entry Criteria


Course Content

  • Role of the first aider
  • First aid kits and emergency medical equipment
  • Safety at scene
  • Recognition and management of haemorrhage
  • Assessment and management of breathing problems
  • Assessment of circulation problems
  • Assessment and management of fractures
  • Casualty evacuation and stretchers
  • Management of burns
  • Assessment and management of hypothermia
  • Adult choking, Basic Life Support and recovery position
  • Recognition and management of common medical emergencies
  • Wilderness survival and health care in remote areas


IHCD FPOS (First Person on Scene) - Basic

This emergency first aid course provides sixteen hours of medical training relating to outdoors and adventurous activities.  As such, it provides the first aid training requirements of UK National Governing Bodies such as MLTB, SPA, BCU, BOF, Mountain Bike Leader & DOE. 


Two Days


At Prometheus residential training facility in Hope-under-Dinmore, Herefordshire.  Bespoke courses also available at a requested venue convenient to you.

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