New US based Trauma Course Launched…

In response to the tragedy of the Boston Bombing  and also working in tandem with the Extreme Medicine Conference*

This course is an intensive 2 day Pre-Hospital Trauma and Medical Emergency course for medical practitioners who may not have regular exposure to witnessing and managing acute medical emergencies and/or trauma injuries day to day, and who are interested in improving and refining their skill base whether it be for use as a first responder, in a remote medical surgery setting or in a pre hospital setting.  Taught by present or former HEM’s medics.

Accredited for 15.25 CME points

* Extreme Medicine ’13 Conference Attendees receive a 15% discount on booking this course.


The weekend will consist of small group interactive workshops, (max 10), with practical sessions and moulages (clinical scenarios using a manikin and all relevant medical equipment) and lectures. The learning is interactive, experiential and dynamic.

The topics and practical workshops 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).

This will be delivered by experienced pre-hospital Emergency and Anaesthetic practitioners.

Course Accreditation

In association with the Wilderness Medical Society we are able to offer the ability to earn 15.25 CME and credits towards the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program to gain the FAWM.

‘This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and Expedition Medicine. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.’

(Accommodation not included)  A special course rate has been negotiated with the  Longwood Hotel – just quote this reference when booking ‘EXTR1027’.