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The skills fade course is aimed to bridge the 2/3-year gap between the main 5-day hostile environments training ( HEFAT? ) course and the 2-day HEFAT? Refresher courses. Many staff we train have expressed a desire for a short annual course that maintains their first aid skills; introduces any new equipment on the market; updates with any new first aid training techniques; and enhances skills and knowledge in the field. We have therefore devised a 1-day Skills Fade Course which is designed to maintain people's HEFAT? training levels and boost confidence when faced with the possibility of handling casualties. The course is designed to be portable and uses a mixture of open discussion and office-based presentations, which allows us to offer this training to staff working in any environment around the world. It may be particularly appealing for clients who wish to maintain the skills of field staff based in a number of adjacent locations, for example all Middle East bureaus using a road show format. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The course has been designed for those who regularly travel to hostile environments, and aims to enhance and maintain the skills and knowledge they gained on the 5-day HEFAT? and Refresher course. The course is NOT designed to replace the 2-day HEFAT? Refresher course, but to continue learning between courses, and boost confidence to deal with first aid emergencies in hostile environments. The course is also designed to update people on such things as first aid kits, body armour, etc, e.g. review current equipment carried and advise what requires replenishment and when; introduce any new products on the market; and demonstrate how to use any new equipment effectively in emergencies. The course aims to discuss the primary differences between medical care provided by hospitals, versus the care that can realistically be provided in a hostile environment. It evaluates important emergency responses such as how the differences between blunt and penetrating trauma can affect the mortality curve; and the possibility of dealing with casualty for up to 72 hours (realistic evacuation 24 hours).

The skills fade course is aimed to bridge the 2/3-year gap between the main 5-day hostile environments training ( HEFAT? ) course and the 2-day HEFAT? Refresher courses. Many staff we train have expressed a desire for a short annual course that maintains their first aid skills; introduces any new equipment on the market; updates with any new first aid training techniques; and enhances skills and...

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