Outdoor First Care
A first aid training program designed for ski area personnel and other outdoor recreation groups who may encounter medical
emergencies before the ski patrol or other response team arrives. Based on Outdoor Emergency Care concepts, this course introduces
basic assessment skills to help the non-patroller determine appropriate support for patients with a life-threatening illness or
injury. Body substance isolation precautions are emphasized, in accordance with OSHA guidelines. This course is the standard of
training for members of NSP’s Mountain Host Program.
This course is under revision. OEC instructors may use the Instructor Manual and content from the Outdoor Emergency Care Fifth Edition.
Time Commitment:Six to Eight Hours without CPR certification
Credentials:Course completion card (valid for three years)
Instructor of Record:OEC Instructor or other credentialed emergency care/first aid instructor
- Outdoor Emergency Care 5th Edition -- "Login to member services, click on OEC 5th Edition Book cover to order Book."