A practical hands-on course for responding to medical emergencies

Travel Medicine First Responder/Wilderness First Responder

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency if you are hours away from a doctor?

Medical emergencies in remote locations can be challenging and life threatening, unless you are trained and prepared. This course is designed to give you the skills, confidence and judgement to deal with medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge on how to evacuate patients to appropriate medical care.

Lodestone Safety International and Wilderness Medical Associates International have taken the industry standard Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course and created a course specifically for people traveling, leading groups and working in developing countries, Travel Medicine First Responder. If you are responsible for your team members, students or your family, and live and work in a developing country or routinely travel in remote locations, this course will equip you to professionally deal with and respond to medical emergencies.

The 8 day course covers dealing with injury, illness, accidents, allergic reactions, as well as appropriate treatment with limited resources, how and when to evacuate a patient to definitive medical care, and other issues. Concerns for people living and working in developing countries will be specifically addressed, including how to assess and choose medical providers in unfamiliar contexts, etc.

Email us at [email protected] to reserve your spot now!


Topics covered

General Principles of remote medical care

Patient Assessment System (PAS)

Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills – Assessment, CPR, Airways, Controlling bleeding, etc.

Secondary Survey Skills

Circulatory System

Respiratory System

Asthma

Nervous System

Hypoglycemia

Travel Med: Prevention

Musculoskeletal: Pelvis/Femur, Splinting

Dislocations

Wounds & Burns

Spinal Assessment

Lifting, Moving, Extrication

Travel Med: Response (Med Resources & Decision Making)

Travel Med: Avoidance (Pathways of Disease)

Vector Bourne Diseases

Backboards/litters

Improvised litters

Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Toxins, Bites & Stings (International)

Travelers Diarrhea

Advanced First Aid Kits & Remote Medical Oversight

Thermoregulation

Drowning

Lightning

Diving

Altitude

Legal Issues

Travel Medicine First Responder

Readings from CDC Yellow Book

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-1-introduction/travel-epidemiology

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/the-pre-travel-consultation

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/perspectives-risks-travelers-face

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/general-recommendations-for-vaccination-and-immunoprophylaxis

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/self-treatable-conditions

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/travelers-diarrhea

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/food-and-water-precautions

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/protection-against-mosquitoes-ticks-and-other-insects-and-arthropods

NEXT COURSE DATES:

August 5-12, 2018

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Certification Offered

TMFR/WFR/CPR

Cost

$950 per person

If you register for BOTH the EFA and TMFR/WFR course, there is an additional $100 discount.

Location

ISDSI, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Semester Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 |  Spring Semester: October 12

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