Marine Medicine Course

Key Largo, Florida

28 June 2024 08:30 - 02 July 2024 17:00

USD $2,299.00

14 in stock

Spend 5 days in Florida’s legendary Key Largo discovering life saving protocols for responding to emergencies both below and above the water with our brand-new Marine Medicine course. 

You’ll advance your capabilities across the spectrum of marine medicine. Alongside elite faculty diving masters and submarine doctors, you’ll learn:

Rapidly assessing and treating decompression illness, toxin exposures, marine wounds
Managing vessel accidents, sports injuries, near drowning and traumatic harm
Improvising care solutions, evacuation decisions, and water purification far from hospitals

Managing underwater emergencies and open water rescues awakens expanded clinical skills, composure and intuition. You’ll gain confidence to support hospital trauma teams and coordinate multiple casualty incidents. 

Sign-up now for just a $500 deposit.

What To Expect

Our home for the week, the MarineLab campus, sits surrounded by the aquamarine waters of the USA’s only living coral reef, Great Florida Reef, teeming with marine organisms from sponges to sharks and everything between.

You’ll dive in both figuratively and literally to the cutting edge of marine medicine – rapidly advancing your capability to respond to the unique health threats that arise miles from shore.

Our world-class faculty have decades of experience surviving and responding to marine medicine incidents. They will imprint their hard-won knowledge across 5 days of hands-on training:

Day 1-2: Master dive emergency response, marine injury care
Day 3-4: Water rescue methods, envenomation treatment
Day 5: Final open ocean mass casualty scenario

Return home forever changed, overflowing with confidence in your capabilities to stabilise patients and lead teams through crises wherever the need – surfaced or submerged.

Hear From Faculty

“Exploring the vast ocean of knowledge in a marine medicine course not only equips us with life-saving skills but also serves as a powerful antidote to burnout – for in the untamed wilderness, we rediscover the essence of resilience, pushing our boundaries to navigate both the seas and the challenges of healing with unwavering strength”. – Dr Sarah Spelsberg

Key Facts

You must have PADI Open Water/NAUI (or equivalent) and either be a:

  • Medical or Allied Health Professional
  • Medical student in your last two years of study 

This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

CME Value:

This course is pending approval for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine CME credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. 

What’s included:

  • Tutoring, accommodation, meals, drinks
  • Gas, tanks, weights
  • 3 snorkel excursions and one scuba dive during the course

What’s not included:

  • CME certificate (pending)
  • Travel costs
  • Mask, fins, snorkel it is recommended to have your own but these can be borrowed/rented locally
  • Personal equipment

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

This course combines dynamic lectures with extensive hands-on marine training. The curriculum and open water scenarios are designed to push your limits while mitigating risks.

We take every precaution to keep participants safe by:

✔️ Rigorous gear checks before all water activities
✔️ Mandatory diving medical clearance and insurance policies
✔️ Close coordination with hyperbaric and emergency services

Temperatures can reach 30°C so having the right marine clothing, protection and hydration is essential. Please review our kit list and medical forms before arriving. We’re happy to advise anyone on specific preparation needs to safely enjoy the life-changing experience ahead. Please contact us with any questions.

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