This day-long wilderness medicine training course, developed by BC rural physicians, is ideal for physicians wanting to explore self-directed, austere environment emergency medicine, work in Search and Rescue, or be part of an expedition.
Small group sessions focus on hands-on skills work in the morning and high-fidelity simulations in the field encompassing a wide breadth of wilderness emergencies in the afternoon.
- Short lectures on: altitude, hypothermia, heat illness, dehydration, hyponatraemia, CPR, avalanche, care of the spine, situational awareness, communication and team work
- Skills work stations: fish hook and ring removal, helmet removal, care of the spine, patient handling, safe airway positioning, splinting, slings, field taping, pelvic binders, patient packaging and monitoring, evacuation, and more
The supportive faculty has a broad base of wilderness medical experience including Search and Rescue, ski patrol, high altitude mountaineering, and whitewater kayaking.
This course is accredited for up to 8.75 Mainpro-M1 / MOC Section 1 Credits. For more information about the Wilderness Medicine course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.