Advanced Emergency Procedures


A very high level of skill in emergency techniques, risk assessment and management is required of the teacher/instructor in Outdoor Environments. This module aims to develop practical skills based on sound theoretical principles in the following areas; Aquatics, endurance swimming, water rescue skills and CPR/EAR/AED procedures.  

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in endurance swimming.  

  2. Demonstrate a high level of competence in swimming strokes and aquatics skills. 

  3. Demonstrate a high level of skill and theoritical knowledge in Basic Life Support.

  4. Carry out a risk assessment on an open body of water and complete a Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan relevant to outdoor pursuit in this area; demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of open water hazards and risk management practises. 

  5. Demonstrate application of the rescue principles in a diversity of rescue scenarios and articulate a sound rational for the approach taken in each scenario. An ability to prioritise personal safety must be demonstrated throughout the rescue scenarios.

  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the literature of water safety, open water survival techniques and Basic Life Support.

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