A comprehensive course compliant with Wilderness Medical Society content and duration guidelines (65 hours - not including pre-reading). Pre-requisite, in date First Aid at Work or 2 day ECP Exploration Medicine course or equivalent.
This course includes the Royal College of Surgeon’s (Edin) accredited FREC Level 3 course content with further lectures and scenarios to cover a variety of wilderness medical issues to allow the student to operate as a Wilderness First Responder for the expedition or field team.
This course covers seven days (a week and the following weekend) and includes evening lectures and night time scenarios. The course fills a gap in the outdoor/expedition and remote area market in that it includes multiple outdoor and extended scenarios so that course attendees benefit from significant practical experience in a supportive environment. The course is accompanied by a comprehensive WFR manual. The course is certified along with the FREC Level 3 certificate - clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edin).
- Wilderness First Responder vs. Urban First Responder
- Medical-Legal Issues
- Blood-Borne Pathogens
- Airway Management
- Wound Management including bad bleeds
- Thermal Burns
- Sprains & Strain
- Fractures & Dislocations
- Head & Facial Trauma
- Spinal Column/Cord Injuries
- Chest Trauma
- Abdominal Trauma
- Environmental Injuries (Heat/Cold/Lightning)
Bites, Stings, Poisons & Toxins
Allergies & Anaphylaxis .
Water-borne & Food-borne Illness
Neurology - Changes in Level of Consciousness
Cardiology - Chest Pain
Gender-Related Injuries & Illness
Common Simple Expedition Problems
Expedition Medical Kits
Search & Rescue
Packaging & Transportation
- Critical Incident Stress Management
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