Lifesystems Launches Surviving Adventure Course
Travel specialists announce medical course with a difference.
Posted: 21 February 2008
Lifesystems, the specialist in adventure travel equipment,
has launched an unusual Surviving Adventure skills course to mark the
introduction of its updated first aid kits.
The course run by medical experts Prometheus Medical is based in
Hereford and run by ex-special forces medical officers and expedition
leaders. It uses a two-day format with a strong emphasis on practical
experience interspersed with short tutorials and we reckon it could
be a real life saver.
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The idea is to equip participants to deal with a medical emergency
wherever they happen to be in the world and whatever the situation,
whether it be up a mountain or in a potentially dangerous urban
In addition to the medical skills, the new course differs from,
say, a standard mountain first aid one, in that it will also cover
other survival skills like surviving in a hostage situation or
recognising and dealing with the risk of landmines.
Previous participant James Brittain desibribes the course as:
'Slick, professional and to the point. There was no rambling or
waffling around subjects and everything that was taught was relevant
to travel situations'.
Another participant, Helen Wilson, was particularly interested in
the potential for improvisation in emergency situations: ' I never
realised that you could make do with stuff if you haven't got the
correct medical widget. I feel much more confident that I would be
able to help somebody if I ever needed to'.
The first course runs on the weekend of 29-30 March, 2008 with
further courses running every other weekend through summer and
autumn. Cost is £295 and you can find more details at
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