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Medical University South Carolina

Course Description:

WLS:MP is designed for medical professionals of all levels (MD, EMT, PA, NP, RN, etc) who have an interest in expanding their knowledge of wilderness medicine pathology and enhancing their practical skills in a wilderness environment. WLS:MP courses are designed for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from the casual day hike to the extended expedition. 

During this in-person course, students will learn the latest wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evacuation. Our expert instructors employ a wide scope of teaching methods, balancing online didactic lectures with practical, hands-on skills and scenarios. Emphasis is placed not just on the materials learned, but the critical decision-making skills surrounding effective backcountry medical management.

Upon course completion, students will earn the WLS:MP certification, valid four years, and be eligible for up to 21.25 hours of Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship (FAWM) credit.

Curriculum:

The materials below above are covered via online and in-person didactic lectures, small group discussions, practical skills sessions, and live scenarios. Each topic will describe pathology, treatment, prevention, and provide evacuation guidelines necessary for high-quality patient care. This curriculum is continually reviewed for best practices and the most up to date guidelines.

The WLS:MP curriculum consists of:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Trauma
  • Medical Problems
  • Infectious Disease
  • Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin
  • Animal & Insect Bites
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Wound management
  • Water treatment
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypothermia & frostbite
  • Medical kits
  • Lightning
  • Altitude Illness: AMS/HAPE/HACE
  • Dive Medicine

March 3 - March 14

Details

Start:
March 3
End:
March 14
Cost:
$200.00
Course Category:

Location

Medical College South Carolina
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425 United States

Other

Course Location Type
Onsite

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CME- MUSC- 02.26.2024
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