Outdoor Pre Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) Workshop:
This is the advanced outdoor first aid qualification recognised by New Zealand outdoor education and adventure tourism providers. During the 5-day programme the theory of medical emergencies and treatment is presented in an interactive and exciting manner. Participants then apply this knowledge by attending to realistic emergency scenarios. This hands-on, practical approach dramatically improves the retention of information, and better prepares participants to manage emergencies when access to medical facilities and equipment is limited.
- Patient assessment
- Resuscitation - including oxygen therapy
- Fracture and wound management
- Multiple casualty management
- Medical conditions
- Shock Advisory Defibrillation
- Patient transportation
- Specific environmental conditions
2019 Certificate in Outdoor Emergency Care (5 Days) $845pp:
2019 Outdoor PHEC Refresher Programmes (2 Days) $410pp:
In December 2013 we registered the new 'Certificate of Outdoor Emergency Care' with NZQA.
Designed to address the unique remote environments in which our clients work. This new qualification highlights our ‘point of difference’ and enables us to teach and assess participants using more specific outdoor scenarios and broader range of relevant topics. Click here for course details
Course Cost & Enrolment:
PHEC workshops are generally held over 5 days between 9am - 4pm, although some evening work is required.
The Christchurch/Craigeburns and Nelson PHEC and Refresher programmes involve staying overnight in lodge accommodation. Cost includes a scrumptuous evening meal! A gear list and more details will be provided on enrolment.
Assessment & Certification:
Horizons hold consent to assess the following NZQA unit standards:
- 29321 - Provide basic emergency care (new 2017).
- 6400 - Manage First Aid in an emergency situation
- 6401 - Provide First Aid
- 6402 - Provide Basic life support
- 424 - Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor
On-site PHEC Courses PHEC Refreshers and Outdoor First Aid:
- If you are prepared to 'sponsor' a PHEC course we can deliver one on-site, at your place for your team. You will need to provide a minimum number of participants - but you may be able to make some savings.
- On-site PHEC Refresher / Outdoor First Aid scenario workshops are also popular with a number of leading adventure education/tourism organisations. We can include the assessment of unit standard 424 - a requirement for some Skills Active Outdoor Recreation qualifications.
- PHEC Refreshers - the industry standard to retain PHEC currency is attendance at a Refresher programme every 2 years - these programmes are also run in both spring and autumn.