Outdoor First Aid Refresher


Outdoor First Aid differs from urban-based first aid in that it may necessitate care of a patient for long periods before help arrives. It also means that access to specialised equipment may be unavailable and that improvisation is needed. Handling an outdoor first aid situation may also require a good understanding and practical application of accident management.

  • Our Outdoor First Aid Refresher is a one day, 8 hour, practical, hands-on, scenario-based course.
  • Participants will require a current valid Outdoor First Aid certificate, in order to complete the Refresher course.
  • It equips participants with the skills and confidence to manage an emergency where medical help and assistance may be several hours away.
  • This course satisfies standard Health and Safety Workplace requirements as well as outdoor leadership requirements NZIOA.


The course will consist of a mixture of instruction, facilitated discussion and outdoor scenarios.     Scenario-based learning involves working with other people, both patients and team members, and then debriefing what happened.

Our learning and teaching is interactive, so expect to get involved, whether it be in group discussions, practicing on each other/or dummies, or in mock scenarios.

Scenarios are designed to maximise learning - not to show you what you don't know. Practical assessments will occur during the course.

Five reasons to select us:

  • Hands on courses using scenario-based learning and interaction; promoting team building, where everyone gets involved.
  • Highly experienced, knowledgeable and qualified facilitators at the forefront of the industry; able to deliver interesting and engaging content.
  • H&S compliant courses with NZQA credits 6401, 6402 and 424 available if required at an extra cost.
  • High degree of flexibility in terms of locations and timings, so we can suit your specific availability.
  • Unlike other First Aid courses; our courses are not dull, they are fun and interactive, which makes the time fly.


“Instructor was great! Very good at teaching and demonstrating concepts and applications. The scenarios were very effective at demonstrating the concepts and were creative and unique.”

Your course will leave you more confident in administering First Aid.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our training options with your further.

Please contact us if you would like to make a booking at

http://www.first-training.co.nz/contact or call us on 0800-1st Aid


Key Course Content

  • Accident Management 
  • Initial Patient assessment
  • Recovery or stable side position
  • CPR
  • Use of Defib/AED
  • Choking 
  • Bleeding 
  • Secondary assessment 
  • Evacuation
  • Spinal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia
  • Medical conditions
  • Diabetes 
  • Epilepsy
  • Patient records
  • Stings and bites
  • Severe allergies
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Poisons 
  • Burns
  • Blisters
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • First aid kits
  • Clothing for outdoors
“Mary was absolutely brilliant. She had outstanding communication skills. I would rank her the best instructor I have had. Loved the clarity and analogies”
- Red Beach School - FASE - Feb 2022, North Auckland
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