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Remote First Aid Casualty Care

Remote First Aid
Casualty Care

The first order of priority and immediate action in any emergency or survival situation is always First Aid

In conjunction with TACMED

The first order of priority and immediate action in any emergency or survival situation is always First Aid. Without quick effective first aid, death can occur in minutes as a consequence of serious injury, or a less serious one that prevents you from being able to walk to safety. Being able to look after your own medical needs (if able to) and those of others, at least to a basic level, is a valuable life skill, especially when you are in a remote or isolated environment where access to normal medical support may not be immediately available and the only option you have is to “walk out” on your own!

Run by TACMED Australia, the 2 Day Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course combines remote area first aid and military prolonged field care. This course is run entirely outdoors in a wilderness environment and includes the national accreditation requirements for HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and HLTAID013 Provide first aid in a remote or isolated site.

This course is targeted to the key learning outcomes of being able to save a traumatically injured casualty from preventable causes of death in an austere and remote environment, understanding how to mitigate physiological stress, work safely in a hazardous setting, package and move a patient and use improvised techniques to save a life when no equipment is available.

You will be introduced to the concepts of remote casualty care through a combination of theory, skill stations and immersive scenarios. You will be taken outside of your comfort zone and challenged both clinically and mentally. There will be some physically challenging components but you don’t need to be an ironman to get through.

Being able to look after your own medical needs and those of others is a valuable life skill, especially when you are in a remote or isolated environment

TacMed™ is an Australian veteran-owned business that specialises in bridging the gap between battlefield medicine and traditional first aid for high-risk organisations and workplaces. Founded in 2010, TacMed is a leading provider of bespoke emergency medical and first aid training and equipment, and consultancy to those who work in high-threat, austere and complex environments. Their trainers bring real-life experience to the course drawing from their extensive service as Military Special Operations Medics and Special Operations Team / Tactical Paramedics. Most have been deployed overseas and are considered the best in the industry.

PRE-COURSE
There is an online learning and assessment component (3-4 hours) that all enrolled students must have completed before the face to face component of the course starts. This will be emailed to you once you have enrolled.

PRE-REQUISITE
You must have already completed a Bushcraft Survival Australia 3 Day Fundamental Module 1 in order to do this course.

To start the learning journey all enrolled Remote Casualty Care students will be emailed an online enrolment link and log in to enable the completion of the online learning and assessments that take place prior to the start of the face-to-face learning and assessment component. The online learning and assessment process ensures that all members are ready to start the face-to-face component and must be completed. Over the two days of the face-to-face component of the training solution, participants are put through numerous skills stations, micro-scenarios and prolonged scenarios, increasing in intensity to test their skills under pressure to familiarise them with realistic conditions they could be met with at an incident, so they are able to respond safely and appropriately. Our training has a large practical emphasis, as well as the utilisation of small case studies, discussions, and imagery/videos to ensure participants come away with a thorough understanding of key concepts.

Sessions include:

  • Situational awareness and tactical patient assessment
  • Tourniquets: Application, considerations, de-escalation, conversion, improvised tourniquets
  • Junctional haemorrhage control: wound packing, direct pressure, improvise bandaging techniques
  • Environmental injuries: Heat stress/stroke/dehydration, Hypothermia prevention and treatment
  • Remote and extended casualty care principles
  • Planning for remote first aid
  • Fracture management: Pelvic, femoral, limb fractures and treatment (Improvised and commercial)
  • Spinal and head injuries
  • Patient movement and extrication techniques
  • Minor wound care
  • Snakebite treatment
  • CPR, defibrillation
  • Treatment of anaphylaxis, asthma & choking
  • Treatment of burns
  • Secondary survey
  • Handover to emergency services: IMIST

The scenarios and instruction are tailored to the teams capabilities, past incidents and likely future responses.

  • HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
  • HLTAID013 – Provide first aid in remote or isolated site*
  • First Responder Massive Haemorrhage Control Techniques
  • First Responder penetrating chest trauma management techniques
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support*
  • Introduction to TECC Guidelines, History and Application
  • 4 Pillars of Care (Access, Assess, Stabilise, Evacuate)
  • Comprehensive Tactical Patient Assessment Techniques
  • Basic life-Support for the Tactical Casualty
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid*
  • Introduction to concepts of Situational awareness and stress response
  • Circulation and Fracture Management Techniques
  • Dynamic and Mass Casualty Incidents
  • First Responder Management of Penetrating and Blunt trauma

*denotes a unit of competency such as HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

Additional Options
Annual continuation training to ensure that all members maintain their skills and knowledge to the required standard.

On completion of the TacMed Australia Remote Casualty Care Program, successful candidates will be awarded:

  • TacMed Australia Remote First Aid Casualty Care Certificate of completion
  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 – Provide first aid
  • HLTAID013 – Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

The 2 Day Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course is run at our Coffs Coast venue and is conducted entirely outdoors in natural bush surroundings from an outdoor expedition style base camp. This allows you to learn the various remote first aid skill sets in the environment they are intended for, not an office or classroom.

Specific directions and where to meet will be provided once your booking is confirmed.

Accomodation

Just like our Fundamental Module 1 Bushcraft Survival Course, you will be sleeping out in the elements under a tarp (on the ground or in a hammock), so please pack the same clothing and equipment you had for Module 1. See Module 1 Equipment and Clothing List

Amenities

This course is run entirely outdoors in a field environment. A screened trench latrine and gravity fed canvas bush shower in a secluded private spot, along with strict camp hygiene measures will give a natural wilderness expedition feel to your experience as well as teaching you essential outdoor toilet etiquette and how to leave no trace. You will be taught how to wash with limited water and stay clean in the bush. Our measures are low-impact and environmentally friendly.

Food

All meals will be provided on the course. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fresh water, as well as a fruit bowl will also be provided at the base camp. You will have the opportunity to let us know of any specific dietary requirements you may have upon booking. If you have complex dietary requirements, it is recommended that you supplement with your own snacks/food as courses are often in remote areas with limited resources.

The Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course will be utilising the same equipment that you would need for a wilderness trip so bring the same clothing and equipment that you brought for Fundamental Module 1. We can lend you any items that you don’t have so please let us know in advance if this is the case.

Take a look at the complete Equipment and Clothing list for detailed information on what you need to bring for the course.

View frequently asked questions on our dedicated FAQ page.

If your question is not answered on the FAQ page, please contact us.

A photo gallery for every course can be found on the Bushcraft Survival Australia Facebook Page and the BSA Graduates Facebook page.

Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Price: $995
Minimum age: 18
Inclusions: 2 full days of instruction from fully qualified instructors, all food and beverages, land use fees and insurance
Number of places: 15
Course start time: 8:00am on Day 1
Course finish time: 5:00pm on Day 2

Pre-requisite – You must have already completed a Bushcraft Survival Australia 3 Day Fundamental Module 1 Bushcraft Survival course in order to do this course.

Upon making your booking you will receive a link to the participant consent form (which must be filled out and returned immediately), along with other documentation about what to bring and where to go.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations made within 6 weeks of a course start date will be refunded less 10%
  • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of a course start date will be refunded less 25%
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before a course commences will be refunded less 50%

Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Upcoming Combined Fundamental Module 1 & Remote First Aid Casualty Care Course
Date Course Venue Subject to change Booking
31/10/24 - 05/11/24 Combined Fundamental Module 1 & Remote First Aid (5 days) Wangaratta, VIC Fully booked
Email us to go on the waiting list
Upcoming Remote First Aid Courses
Date Course Venue Subject to change Booking
04/11/24 - 05/11/24 Remote First Aid Casualty Care (2 days) Wangaratta, VIC Book Now

* NOTE: Priority is given to bookings on the Combined Fundamental Module 1 & Remote First Aid course. If you would like to book on the Remote First Aid Casualty Care only, please email us and you will be advised when a space is available