Wilderness/ Remote and Improvised Medicine

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This course will provide students with knowledge of how to stabilize themselves or others in emergency situations in a wilderness or remote environment. We will also help students to develop a mindset for improvising medical treatment with limited to no equipment. Topics discussed in this course include:

  • Refresher on vital signs

  • Refresher on patient assessment

  • Environmental emergencies

  • Medical conditions in the wilderness

  • Trauma in the wilderness

  • Packaging a patient in the wilderness

  • Special considerations

  • Improvised medicine