Travel First Aid

Most first aid courses prepare participants for emergencies in our every day and work environment. Especially young people, when travelling abroad the first time, need to have an understanding of basic first aid skills to be able to help themselves or possibly others in the case of an emergency when away from home, possibly also in an environment where language barriers add further challenges.

The Travel First Aid course does not include CPR and AED training, tropical and infectious disease apart from the most common diseases mentioned.

The course covers the following topics:

Illnesses:

  • Fever
  • Traveller’s diarrhoea & vomiting
  • Cold, cough & flu while travelling
  • Wound care & wound infection
  • Bleeding
  • Animal Bites & insects stings
  • Breathing difficulties (asthma attack, anaphylactic reaction, choking)
  • Convulsions
  • Heat exhaustion & heat stroke
  • Poisoning

Injuries:

  • Head Injury & concussion
  • Sprains & fractures
  • Overview of spinal injury

Please note, that this course is NOT a Wilderness or Remote First Aid course.

Anyone travelling away from immediate and good good medical help, should take a good first aid kit and add any personal medications as needed. Recommendations are made during the course. Additional items such as sterile needles and syringes, pain killers and possibly even broad spectrum antibiotics may be recommended for travels into more remote areas.

Generally, one should always seek medical advice for anything more than simple complaints. We also highly recommend to ensure good travel health insurance cover including the possibility of repatriation for medical reasons.