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Wilderness Medical Training

Explorer Courses Overview

“WMT has set the standard by which wilderness first aid courses are judged”. Saturday Telegraph 14/1/12 – read the full article online.

WMT Explorer courses are aimed at laypeople – that’s anyone who is not a professional medic (like a doctor or nurse). We’ve trained hundreds of people embarking on incredible overseas adventures who need much more in-depth training than first aid courses offer. There are two levels of training: Far From Help and Advanced Medicine.

Far From Help – 2-day foundation course covers injuries and illnesses and includes the use of prescription medications (antibiotics, pain killers and more).

Advanced Medicine – 4-day GOLD standard course which includes everything on Far From Help PLUS invasive training; suturing wounds, giving injections and using intravenous fluids.

Emergency Medicine for Hostile Environments is 3 days long and covers a lot of the Advanced Medicine content including invasive training and there’s a strong emphasis on learning about the control of bleeding.

To update or refresh your skills, WMT Alumni can attend Far From Help Part 2/Advanced Refresher within three years of completing either Far From Help or Advanced Medicine. This also revalidates your authorisation from WMT to purchase prescription only medications (POMs) for a further three years.

Once annually WMT combines its expertise with Woodsmoke and 4×4 experts to offer the uniquely comprehensive 7-day Expedition Skills course including Far From Help.

You should consider WMT training if you are venturing to remote areas outside of the UK where medical help is limited or non-existent and you need to be medically self sufficient. People from many diverse backgrounds attend our courses including teachers, expedition leaders, climbers, yachtsmen, aid workers, overland drivers, field researchers, film crews/media people, solo travellers, military personnel, close protection officers and many more. See our ADVICE notes.

Authorisation by WMT for you to obtain prescription medications for three years is included in all Explorer courses.

Nurses, medical students, paramedics and other health professionals may benefit from these courses but they are not suitable for qualified doctors. See our ADVICE notes.

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