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HealthFirst First Aid

Mountain and Outdoor First Aid

Mountain and Outdoor First Aid


Learn how to deal with injuries or accidents whilst skiing, hiking, biking or during other activities in the mountains.
This course is formed of two interactive modules using realistic manikins and life-like scenarios and simulations.

Module 1: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • How to call for emergency help in Switzerland and what to say.
  • How to assess a person’s level of consciousness.
  • Putting an unconscious person into a safe position (the ‘Recovery Position’).
  • How to give CPR to babies, children and adults.
  • What to do in the case of drowning.
  • Signs and symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke and what to do.
  • What to do for choking child or adult.

Module 2: First Aid in the Mountains

  • When and how to call the mountain rescue service.
  • The correct procedure to follow during rescue helicopter landing.
  • The importance of head and spinal injuries and what to do.
  • How to manage broken bones, sprains and knee injuries.
  • First Aid for major bleeding and minor cuts and grazes.
  • Hypothermia and frostbite: prevention, symptoms and First Aid.
  • Snakes in Switzerland and what to do if bitten.
  • What to have in your Mountain First Aid Kit and how to use it.

Course certification:

HealthFirst Certificate of Attendance in CPR and Mountain First Aid (valid for 2 years).

What our clients say:

"HealthFirst provides relevant and practical first aid training in a personable manner, and with the added bonus of a great sense of humour, to keep the participants motivated and engaged. We can wholeheartedly recommend them and would gladly use them again. "

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