Expedition Care Program

The Kiln

Grange Road

Tongham

Surrey GU10 1DJ. UK

 

Tel:

+44 (0)1483 810785

Fax:

+44 (0)1483 810223

 

Duration: 2 Day

This 2-day advanced course is designed for Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics and uses invasive techniques in remote environments. The course is aimed at familiarising aleady qualified medics in areas of remote wilderness skills and equipment that they may not have previously encountered in their day to day roles as Urban rather than wilderness medics. We also allow non medics with suitable advanced first aid and Pre Hospital Care training, to attend these courses so that they can assist a medic (under clinical direction of the medic) in a wilderness setting, far from help. Pre-requisites are required for this course. We have previously delivered this course at the Liverpool School for Tropical Medicine.

DAY 1 - SUBJECTS INCLUDE:

  • Pre-Expedition Planning
  • Casualty Prioritisation Techniques
  • Expedition Medical Equipment
  • Primary & Secondary Assessment
  • Altitude Medicine
  • Resuscitation Update
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Airway Management
  • Spinal Immobilisation
  • Defibrillation
  • Communication Equipment

DAY 2 - SUBJECTS INCLUDE:

  • Pain Relief Analgesia/Anaesthesia
  • Administration of Medical Gases
  • Wound Management - haemostatic agents e.g. Celox. CAT Tourniquets
  • Bones, Joints & Tissue Injuries
  • IV and IO (FAST 1, Bone Gun, Eazy IO) fluid administration*
  • IM & SC Injections*
  • Wound closure in the Field
  • Legal Issues
  • Travel Medicine

* For those non statutory medics (i.e. anyone other than Doctors, nurses, paramedics and Off Shore Medics) without NHS training and currency in this field and intending to use IV and IO fluids or I.M. Injections without supervision from a statutory medic, contact us for further training.

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