Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) Course

May 16, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Obtain up to 20.5 hours of category 1 CME by participating in the Advanced WIlderness Life Support course, hosted by University of Michigan Emergency Medicine.

The course description of “Learn the skills to prevent medical problems, reduce suffering, and save lives in non-traditional medical settings" is as follows:

  • Earn your Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification
  • Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, treatment and evacuation protocols
  • Practice your skills in live scenarios with our expert instructors
  • Obtain up to 20.5 hours of category 1 CME
  • Receive Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credits

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a practical foundation in Wilderness Medicine for medical professionals
  • To teach patient assessment and treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available
  • To train the provider in methods for managing medical and traumatic emergencies and urgencies in the wilderness when evacuation is unavailable or unnecessary
  • To teach techniques and guidelines for evacuation

Topics Include:

  • Patient assessment
  • Trauma
  • Medical emergencies
  • Infectious disease
  • Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin
  • Animal & insect bites
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Wound management
  • Water treatment
  • Hyperthermia, hypothermia, frostbite
  • Medical kits
  • Lightning

To find out more and to register please go to our website.