We are really pleased to be announcing the launch of a new milestone course. Building on the skills learnt in the foundation Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course but also suitable as a standalone the Pre-Hospital Trauma and Medical Emergency 2 day course is for medical practitioners who may not have regular exposure to witnessing and managing acute medical emergencies and/or trauma injuries and who are interested in improving and refining their skill base for expeditions, remote practice, humanitarian relief mission or everyday practice.
The course will be CME/ CPD accredited.
The weekend will consist of small group interactive workshops with practical sessions and moulages (clinical scenarios using a mannikin and all relevant medical equipment) and lectures. Examples of practical sessions will include limb splinting, use of pelvic, Kendrick and improvised splints, advanced IV access and chest drains, so the weekend learning is interactive, experiential and dynamic.
The topics covered over the weekend will include basic trauma care such as simple fracture reduction, basic splinting, ring blocks, suturing, wound dressings, burns, minor injuries; major trauma care such as detailed primary survey, airway management (including use of iGELS), chest injury management, haemorrhage control including pelvic and long bone fracture management, permissive hypotensive fluid management, head injuries; and assessment and management of medical emergencies such as the treatment of the severe asthmatic, anaphylaxis, seizures, myocardial infarction, sepsis, heat illness – all in the pre-hospital and remote environment setting (i.e. learning how to optimise care prior to a patient getting access to hospital).