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Mountain First Aid

Mountain 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 2 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).

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