Wilderness Wound Management
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. If you would like to earn CME for Wound Management, click here.
One of the most common injuries in the wilderness are skin-related. Wounds are not only prevalent in this environment, they can also be difficult to manage without the appropriate resources. In this module, you will learn to identify and classify wounds through thorough examination, describe the actions required for hemostasis, and discuss methods of wound management, including infection, closure, and evacuation.
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:
- Understanding proper examination and management of wounds in the wilderness setting
- Understanding the step-wise approach to control active bleeding
- Understanding proper techniques for wound cleaning/debridement
- Understanding the needs for definitive wound care