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.