ECP LEVEL 1 - EXPLORER MEDICINE

Duration: 1 Day

This 1-day basic course is designed to give the individual a grounding in remote medicine. This course exceeds the recommendations for the HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work course and is valid for a period of 3 years.

 

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ECP LEVEL 2 - EXPLORATION MEDICINE

Duration: 2 Days

This 2-day course is designed for exploration geologists, base camp staff, field
assistants for use in more remote regions (to assist team medics) and new country/first entry teams visiting a new country or location for project scoping.

 

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ECP LEVEL 3: FIRST PERSON ON SCENE (Intermediate)

Duration: 5 Days

certificated by the Royal College of Surgeons.

This course was specifically designed for those 90 minutes or more away from assistance. Suitable for those operating in moderately remote areas as e.g. exploration staff, drivers, security staff, selected base camp staff and those who may be selected to operate as first responder on site and are therefore required to have a higher level of knowledge and skills than their colleagues. At ECP, we tailor the FPOS courses to ensure that they are relevant to the environments that your teams are operating in.

 

The Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD) is the Awarding Body (via Edexcel) for NHS Ambulance Services throughout the United Kingdom. The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh clinically endorses the content of this course and maintains standards in pre-hospital medical care for doctors, emergency service personnel and nurses.

 

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ECP LEVEL 4 - WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

Duration: 7 Days

A comprehensive course compliant with Wilderness Medical Society content and duration guidelines (65 hours - not including pre-reading). Suitable for those operating in very remote areas as well as drivers, security staff, selected remote area camp staff and those who may be selected to operate as first responders in more remote areas or are responsible for treating those returning from remote areas and are therefore required to have a higher level of knowledge and skills than their colleagues.

 

This course includes and is certified as by Royal College of Surgeon’s (Edin) accredited First Person on Scene (Intermediate) 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 weekends) and includes evening lectures and night time scenarios. The course fills a gap in the 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.

 

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ECP LEVEL 5 - REMOTE AREA MEDICAL MANAGEMENT R.A.M.M.™

Duration: 7 Days

Our Remote Environment Medical Training course is a 7 day advanced level course which is designed to expand the suite of skills and knowledge available to those who already have training in the field of Pre-Hospital Care. The course was developed in association with Senior Clinical Lecturers in Paramedic Science at Birmingham City University as well as expedition Doctors. The course is unique in that we believe it is the first and only remote area medical course accredited and certified by a University in the UK. The course is suitable for Doctors, Paramedics, EMT’S, Nurses, Expedition Leaders, Close Protection Medics and those providing medical support for the exploration (oil, gas and mineral) sectors and media medical cover as well as those operating independently in remote and hostile environments.

 

Prerequisites apply - students are required to have an in-date First Person on Scene qualification or other advanced first aid certificate to attend this course. The course includes numerous case studies, indoor and outdoor (including night time) scenarios. These scenarios include everyday incidents and also those likely to be encountered in wilderness, remote/hostile environments. The final day includes the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s certified “Assessment and Treatment of Trauma” qualification and handling. The course requires pre reading. Two manuals are provided, a Royal College of Surgeon’s (Edin) manual and our own R.A.M.M.™ manual as well as online materials.

 

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ECP LEVEL 6 - WILDERNESS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Duration: 15 Days

This is our longest course and is based on the highly regarded U.S. W-EMT programme. Shorter courses have started being delivered in the UK using the W-EMT name but are not all of the relevant duration to mirror the U.S. W-EMT course that is
increasingly becoming the Gold standard for Wilderness medical training globally. Our course is supported by comprehensive texts and notes. The course is benchmarked against professional courses clinically endorsed and recognised in the UK. The course provides significant opportunity for scenarios (including extended scenarios) in wilderness environments and concludes with practical experience of clinical placements. Alumni of the course will not only have received excellent and bench marked theoretical and practical training but will also have hands on experience in a clinical setting so will be well equipped to respond in an emergency.

 

MODULE 1: Wilderness First Responder course content FPOS (I) Royal College of Surgeons (Edin) Certified.

MODULE 2: Remote Area Medical Management R.A.M.M.™

MODULE 3: American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s ATOT course, followed by three days clinical placement in a Hospital, GP Surgery or Ambulance setting.

 

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ECP LEVEL 7 - ECP MEDIC

Duration: 2 Days

This advanced course is designed for Doctors, Nurses and Exploration Camp Medics and
covers a range of more advanced techniques including an introduction to invasive techniques for non-statutory medics to assist statutory medics in the use of these techniques in remote environments. Prerequisites are required for this course. We have previously delivered this course at the Liverpool School for Tropical Medicine.

 

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