July 31 – August 7, 2022
Do you know what to do in a medical emergency if you are hours away from a doctor?
Get training in the management of acute emergencies in austere, humanitarian, disaster, wilderness, technical rescue, or crisis settings!
Medical emergencies in remote locations can be challenging and life threatening, unless you are trained and prepared. This 8 day 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.
This course is ideal for adventure travelers, aid workers, remote professionals, and trip leaders who operate in low-resource, remote and other austere environments where definitive care may be severely delayed or inaccessible.
This course will certify you for both Austere Emergency First Responder (AFR) as well as Wilderness First Responder (WFR).
Course Fee: $650 US. Includes lunch and coffee breaks.
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Email us at [email protected] for more information.
Schedule and outline
The course will run 8:30am-6pm daily. We ask that you be on time and plan to stay for the whole day. Some days may run late or start slightly earlier if the instructor feels the need.
Day 1: General Principles, Vital Signs, Patient Assessment, BLS
Day 2: Patient Assessment (ctd), Anatomy & Physiology, Critical Systems Problems
Day 3: Lifting Moving & Extrication, The Spine Injured Patient, Litter Carries, Improvised Litters
Day 4: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Extremity Splinting, Dislocations, Simulation
Day 5: Allergy & Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Wounds & Burns, Exposure Illness & Injury
Day 6: Toxins & Envenomations, Arthropod Disease Vectors, Problems with Sugar, Submersion Injury, Electricity & Lightning Injury
Day 7: General Austere Medicine, Simulation
Day 8: Medical & Rescue Equipment, Humanitarian & Austere Considerations, Elective Topics, Final Exam