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Rescue Emergency Care


Rescue Emergency Care is an HSE approved organisation (number 1529/95) which runs training courses for first aid instructors, and validates courses for the HSE certificate.

All Mediact 2 - 4 day courses are run under REC guidelines, and certificated through REC.

REC evolved from the first aid courses set up by Dr Bob Phillips and colleagues for the Scottish Ski Patrols. There was a need for a first aid course which went beyond that taught traditionally by the National Associations. The courses were designed to cover not only the first aid needed to meet the HSE guidelines, which are appropriate for people in urban environments with an ambulance never far away, but also for people working in remote areas, where medical aid may be a long time coming or evacuation may be required.

Workers in other industries, such as outdoor education, heard of these courses and the demand became such that Dr Philips set up REC in order to meet that demand, by delivering courses himself and by training other instructors to teach within the REC framework.

REC have a policy of continual improvement. All course delegates are given a feedback form to complete at the end of their course. Comments, criticisms or general enquiries may also be made through Mediact or directly to REC.

Contact REC by E-mail or phone the national information line. tel: 0870 5329242


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