Tactical First Aid in Hostile Environments (PSTMH)

5 days
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Tactical First Aid in Hostile Environments (PSTMH)
About the training

SAHCO Consulting has designed a unique 3/4-day HEFAT training program aimed at organizations deploying personnel to high-risk, isolated environments where access to healthcare and medical response are not immediately available. Tactical first aid in hostile areas is a humanitarian act that should be accessible to all, especially to help workers and journalists in isolated locations. With first aid skills, volunteers, employees and journalists are able to save lives without discrimination.

Main objectives

Presenting a wide range of context-specific scenarios, injury typologies and medical conditions, this training addresses real concerns and how to address them confidently and effectively with the improvised means available at the time.

Methodology/ trainers

The course is designed for a maximum of 14 participants and combines theory with practical exercises and simulations. It is delivered by certified, dynamic and committed trainers with extensive experience in humanitarian paramedical work and rescue in remote and high-risk locations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice theoretical learning with standard equipment and materials.  HEFAT content is officially certified to enable organizations to meet their Duty of Care obligations, and is preferably delivered at outdoor training venues to maximize its immersive nature.

What will you learn?
  • Medical kits, equipment and advance planning
  • Scene safety, vehicle approach and extraction
  • Casualty management - Primary and secondary assessments and diagnostics
  • Hemorrhage control - Catastrophic bleeding, tourniquets and homeostatic agents
  • Airway management and use of respiratory aids
  • Management of burns and soft tissue damage
  • Musculoskeletal injuries - Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Triage - How to manage and prioritize multiple victims
  • Basic life-saving resuscitation and assistance - CPR and use of automated external defibrillators
  • Stabilization and transport of casualties
  • Dealing with allergic reactions, anaphylaxis and poisoning
  • How to draw up a MEDEVAC plan

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Follow theoretical and practical course modules enriched by current feedback from the field.

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