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Expedition and Wilderness Medicine | Keswick | September 2022

£995.00

Take your training into the field and open up a whole new world of travel and opportunity.  

This is medicine at the sharp end.  Our internationally-renowned four day Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course gives you all the skills and expertise you need to become a competent member of an expedition medical team. 

Join us on the road to adventure.

Take your career further into The Great Outdoors by joining us in Keswick this September and you will receive a further 10% discount off our Search & Rescue October course*. Taking these courses combined offers you the perfect platform to experience medicine outside of your typical clinical or hospital setting.

Start: 26 September 2022, 08:30
End: 29 September 2022, 15:30

  • Spaces Left: Medium
  • Prerequisites:
    • Medical or Allied Health Professional
    • Students in the final two years of study

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Expedition and Wilderness Medicine – Keswick

Re-energise your career and set your sights on new horizons. These four days of inspiring training open up the world of expedition medicine to all medical professionals.

The Lake District was the site of the very first Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course.  Over the years, we’ve watched our alumni take part in expeditions across the globe, respond to emergencies or natural disasters and gain placements with organisations such us Raleigh International, UK-Med, Team Rubicon and Médecins Sans Frontières.

All this is out there for the taking – this is your route to adventure.

What to expect

Our Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course is designed to be the most comprehensive introductory training course available to medics. Our experts blend engaging lectures with plenty of hands-on practical skills essential to all expedition medics.

For the first three days, your time will be split 50/50 between lectures and practical group work.  By evening you’ll enjoy socialising, challenge tasks and special guest lectures. The final day focuses on a real-time search and rescue scenario where you will combine your skills to locate, rescue, treat and evacuate a casualty.

We’ll make sure you’re prepared with all the safety equipment you need and the WEM care package which includes a 10L dry bag.

What you need to know

We highly recommend arriving the day before the course.  You are free to book your own additional accommodation for the Sunday night – we recommend the Derwentwater Independent Hostel.

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and pack adequately. Heavy rain, driving winds and low temperatures are common in the Lake District.  Poor kit can be dangerous and could preclude you from some activities. Having said that, stay hopeful – we do often enjoy T-shirt weather!

Accreditation will be offered through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We estimate 24 hours of CPD will be awarded for the complete course.

All UK courses now include the WEM care package which contains branded stickers, lanyard and 10L dry bag.

We highly recommend arriving the day before the course, you can book additional accommodation for the Sunday night directly with the Derwentwater Independent Hostel.

What’s included?
• All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
• WEM care package
• Downloadable course resources
• Safety equipment

What’s not included?
• Travel costs
• Insurance (for international travellers)
• Personal equipment
• Drinks and food purchased from the bar

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and bring adequate kit. Heavy rain, driving winds and low temperatures are common in the Lake District, poor kit can be dangerous and could preclude you from activities. That being said, we often enjoy T-shirt weather on the course so it’s worth staying hopeful.

*To receive a 10% discount from the World Extreme Medicine Search & Rescue October 2022 Course you must have a commercial course booking for either our Keswick September 2022 or Plas y Brenin September 2022 courses. World Extreme Medicine withholds the right to withdraw any offers at any time during this promotion.

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We highly recommend arriving the day before the course, you can book additional B&B accommodation for Sunday night directly with the Derwentwater Independent Hostel for approximately £35 per night. Please note the Hostel has been reserved solely for our use and their online booking system will be unavailable. Contact the team directly via +44 (0) 17687 77246 or email reception@derwentwater.org

We like to encourage car sharing among our delegates, this is often especially helpful for those travelling from overseas, if you would like to care share please head to the Keswick event page on Facebook to start the conversation.

When making travel plans we find www.rome2rio.com a super helpful site, you can find out various door to door travel option both internationally and from within the UK.

Course Content

  • Pre-expedition planning
  • Pre-existing & common conditions
  • Public health
  • Security on expeditions
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Altitude environments
  • Cold environments
  • Hot environments
  • Tropical medicine overview
  • Dentistry
  • Mental health on expeditions
  • Primary survey
  • RTC management
  • Fracture management
  • Aeromedical evacuations
  • Navigation
  • Rope skills
  • Water disinfection
  • Wound care
  • Medical kits
  • Communications
  • Group management, behaviour and CRM
  • Search and Rescue exercise

Please note: in exceptional circumstances lecture content may vary.

Itinerary by day

(Course content and timings subject to change.)

 

We select our teaching faculty for their academic qualifications, expedition experience and their ability to educate and inspire. Between them, our remarkable faculty have a depth of experience, living and working in the most remote corners of the world, achieving notable success in the face of extreme challenge and adversity.

 

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