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Wilderness First Responder

Medical Problems in the Wilderness

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This online module is designed for outdoor professionals, enthusiasts, or for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. This course is NOT eligible for CME or FAWM.

Course Description:

While much of wilderness medicine focuses on injuries as opposed to illness, awareness of several prevalent medical problems is essential for a wilderness responder. While medical conditions are too numerous to teach, and many of the diagnostics and treatments are unavailable, a framework for assessment, treatment, and evacuation is essential in providing quality patient care.  In this module, you will be able recognize life-threatening medical problems, treat medical conditions in a backcountry setting, and learn the guidelines of medical evacuations.

Objectives: 

The purpose of this module is to help you develop a process that will allow you to overcome obstacles and provide the patient(s) with the appropriate care.

Upon completion, students should be familiar with:

  • cardiac illnesses such as angina and myocardial infarction
  • signs, symptoms, treatment, and evacuation of anaphylaxis
  • neurological conditions such as seizure and stroke
  • hypo and hyperglycemia

March 1, 2024

Details

Date:
March 1, 2024
Cost:
$25.00
Course Category:

Location

Online

EDUCATION PARTNER

AdventureMed HQ

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Course Location Type
Online

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Medical Problems in the Wilderness
$ 25.00
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