Expedition and Hostile Environment Medic Course

The Expedition and Hostile Environment Medic course is for expedition leaders, or individuals travelling with teams to remote areas of the globe where emergency medical assistance is not always close at hand. Delegates will be able to carry out appropriate medical aid and prolonged medical care and monitoring. Following the course the attendees will be able to manage a casualty who is injured or is suffering from a serious illness.

The course can be tailored to suite your personal requirements from gunshot trauma to altitude sickness to common tropical diseases. You will also be taught the use prescription medications and advanced medical supplies and authorise you to obtain them.

General Information
Maximum of 12 attendees

Please note the prerequisite for this course is a minimum Level 2 Outdoor First Aid Far From Help course or level 2 HSE First Aid at Work and a good current knowledge of basic first aid.

Course Duration
24 hours (3 Days)
This course can be run over a longer duration if required.

This course is delivered using a range of techniques including, instructor led presentation, group practice, group discussion, PowerPoint, video presentation

Course Assessment
All attendees are required to undertake a series of continual assessments throughout the duration of the course; both practical and theoretical aspects will be assessed.

Course Certification
All successful attendees will be awarded a certificate and the valid for three years, a comprehensive field manual and the ability to obtain certain medication for expedition purposes.

Should you wish to host this course on your own site you will need a room that will comfortably seat your amount of delegates and also allow for floor practice during the course. Two additional assessment areas are also required, and suitable external venue for the additional exercises.

Day 1 Medical
Medical planning Legal considerations of advanced techniques
Diagnosis – history taking
Measuring vital signs and examination
Common medical conditions
Environmental extremes: managing cold injuries, heat problems & altitude illness

Day 2 Managing Trauma
Resuscitation guidelines & review – including use of igel. CPR practical
Triage – how to manage multiple casualties
ABC approach to injured casualties – tourniquets, intraosseous access and haemostatic agents
Management of shock
Vehicle scene safety & extrication, working around helicopters
Ballistic & blast trauma
Management of fractures & dislocations – use of splints
Advanced care soft tissue injuries, burns and sutures
Transporting patients

Day 3 Providing ongoing medical care
intravenous/intraosseous fluids & injections
intramuscular/intravenous injections – administration of antibiotics
Pain control
Managing anaphylaxis
Practical trauma triage & moulage
Medical kits

Course fee
Individual – £POA
Group (10-12) people – £POA

Suture Exercise

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your personal requirements.

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