Two more RYA First Aid Courses added


First Aid kit








The Phoenix Outdoor Centre is running two RYA First Aid courses (8 hours) on Sundays 17th November and 15th December 2013 at the Seahorse Sailing Club.  The course is being run by Paul Barber, RYA First Aid instructor and we are limiting the course to 8 students.  Participants will be issued with a current edition of the St. Johns / St Andrews / Red Cross First Aid Manual.  We will provide tea / coffee and biscuits, please bring your own packed lunch.


The course is recognised as a standard 8 hour course and suitable for RYA Instructors and BCU / UKCC Coaches (not suitable for BCU L3 upwards or 4* & 5* Leaders working in remote areas).


By the end of the course, you should be able to:


  • Perform CPR to current protocols, and understand the differential for drowning
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and the need to modify it for a small space
  • Apply direct pressure to a wound to control bleeding
  • Understand the term shock, recognise and treat it, with particular reference to internal and external bleeding
  • Understand the treatment for cold shock and hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure
  • Recognise the signs of a reduced level of response, with particular reference to serious head injuries
  • Also be aware of the general treatment for: breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis, chest pain, hyperthermia, seasickness, fractures, diabetic emergency, seizures & burns
  • Choose suitable first aid equipment for their boat
  • Understand how to get medical advice or assistance by radio
  • Understand how to prepare for the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter


To book a place, go to and click on the RYA First Aid Course> button to be taken to our secure WebCollect booking and payment system.  More information to download: RYA FIRST AID COURSE – NOV & DEC 2013


Cost £60  (£50 PCC & WHSA members / £25 PCC Coaches).  All costs include free First Aid Manual and RYA Certificate.





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