Are you trained to react quickly? Are you able to give an effective alert? Do you know how to perform life-saving actions?
This is the subject of this training. How to react effectively to an incident, whether it is serious or benign.
On the first day we will go on a hike full of surprises... During this progression, expect to meet clumsy skiers who cut themselves with a quarter of their ski, who choke while eating an apple, who feel unwell after a prolonged effort... and many other things that you will discover as we go along our route. Each time, using the knowledge you already have, you will learn the necessary first aid techniques to deal with the situation. This practical approach will help you to understand the actions undertaken.
In a second phase, we will deal with the more theoretical aspects. This will be an opportunity to discuss specific pathologies. Finally, we will discuss the constitution of an ideal pharmacy for a mountaineer.
The second day follows the same format to allow you to encounter new situations and to deal with them. You are already aware of how to use your avalanche transceiver. Good for you! We will teach you how to recognise obvious life-threatening emergencies and how to react to help.
Our two professional first aid instructors, one a mountain guide and the other a national first aid instructor, will be keen to teach you "what to do in a situation". The basis of the programme is established in strict accordance with the recommendations of the French Ministry of the Interior's "Prévention et Secours Civique" teaching unit. This programme is completed to fully adapt to the practice of mountain skiing.
At the end of this course you will hold an officially recognised first aid diploma, the PSC1 (first aid). You will be able to go into the mountains with peace of mind. You will also be able to use this diploma with associations or your employer if necessary.
The main topics covered are
Making a shelter (depending on snow conditions)
Airway obstruction (choking person)
Taking care of an unconscious person
Taking care of a person in cardiorespiratory arrest
Setting up a pharmacy
Level required for this course: Level 2 - INTERMEDIATE.
Any doubts about your level in ski touring or off-piste skiing? Check out our page for all the detailed information from the office guides.
This course is suitable for those who have already learnt the basics of avalanche rescue and who wish to develop their practical and theoretical knowledge to become more autonomous.
For those who have not yet acquired this knowledge, we strongly recommend that you take part in our course on learning to use avalanche rescue equipment.