Outdoor First Aid 

$190* (incl. GST) 

This 1-day course is intended for people to manage emergency care during an outdoor recreation activity. Perfect for people taking groups into the outdoors for overnight activities. This is a practical, hands-on, scenario-based and FUN course. 

It equips participants with the skills and confidence to manage an emergency where medical help may be several hours away. This course is run in an outdoor setting to give the participants the most realistic training possible.

Eligible for NZQA unit standard 424.

It will give you an Advanced First Aid certificate that is valid for 2 years. You must recertify this course every 2 years.

Meditrain has 30 years experience in first aid training so you are in very capable and experienced hands!

Phone us 0800 084 543

*Note that course prices may vary depending on your location.

Outdoor First Aid equips you to take care of a patient for long periods before help arrives. It also means that specialised equipment may be unavailable and that improvisation is needed because of your remote location.


Students must have completed a comprehensive first aid course (unit standards, 6401, 6402 & 6400) prior to attending.
We will need to sight your certificate to ensure that it is current. A working knowledge of first aid is highly recommended.

Who should attend?

Persons over the age of sixteen who have a thorough working knowledge of first aid and who wish to extend these skills further in an outdoor setting. 

The overall design of the course is:

  • How to provide emergency care for an extended period in an outdoor recreation environment.
  • How to assess and manage a patient’s condition long term in an outdoor recreation environment

Specific Topics include...

  • Accident Site Management – including communication, leadership, calling emergency services, PLB use, working around helicopters, wilderness evacuation plans etc.
  • Patient Assessment – systematic processes so the first aider can identify the extent of the injuries and medical conditions.
  • Fractures and Dislocations – identify and learn how to treat them – splinting etc.
  • Spine Injuries – when you can move a patient or whether you need to keep them immobilised.
  • Head Injuries
  • Bleeding, wounds and shock including crush injuries and amputations
  • Resuscitation including CPR and defibrillation
  • Medical Conditions – heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, etc.
  • Burns, Poisoning
  • Environmental emergencies – hypo/hyperthermia

The unit standard for with this course is:.

    424 Outdoor Emergency Care Management - (Level 3, 14 credits)

    If you would like these credits logged with NZQA, please provide your NZQA number or NSN number and your date of birth to your MediTrain Instructor.

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