Syllabus and philosophy
The Rescue Emergency Care
REC scheme emphasises that different trainers have different styles
of teaching, and that there should be room for these within the
course delivery, as long as the syllabus is covered. Our instructors
are not robots.
In line with this, the
Mediact philosophy is that learning is best done through practical
involvement, and frequent repetition.
Courses are based on a
memorable, logical and practical ABC system. This makes the skills
easier to apply in real, stressful and difficult situations.
No medical jargon or technical
names are used, just basic skills with plenty of 'hands on' practice.
This is combined with the philosophy that if we teach why you
do things, as well as what you should do, you are more likely
to do them.
The course is pitched
to meet the requirements of the course members.
Mediact teaches first
aid appropriate to the situation where it is needed, in the belief
that the basic skills should be taught to an advanced level, rather
than advanced skills be taught to a basic level.
We emphasize the need
to understand general principals and treat according to the circumstances,
rather than learn a series of rote reactions. In many real situations,
improvisation is the key.
First aid isn't fun,
it can be scary. Somebody is hurt or ill.
It is usually practiced
in an unpleasant environment, with inadequate equipment.
Students should go away
feeling confident that they can act in an emergency, and competent
to do so well, without needing a 'shed load' of equipment.