Far From Help Part 2/Advanced Refresher
What WMT says
Far From Help Part 2 (FFH2) is a one day course that builds on and refreshes previous WMT training by introducing and practising useful invasive skills – wound closure using staples, glue and Steri-Strips, injecting local anaesthetic into wounds and giving intramuscular injections. There are very important lectures to re-visit including the legal considerations, shock, history taking and much more. On completion of FFH2, students are awarded WMT’s Advanced Medicine certificate that’s valid for 2 years. We recommend FFH2 to our keenest FFH students, overland 4×4 vehicle and yacht based expeditions, aid workers, close protection security personnel and others going to particularly remote places where additional medical skills and resources can buy more time in which to care for someone before help arrives or evacuation is affected. FFH2 training may enable you to resolve an injury, infection or illness condition in the field without resorting to evacuation and at the same time make your patient more comfortable by the control of pain, nausea and fever. You must have attended a previous WMT course to attend FFH2. Not suitable for doctors. To recap FFH + FFH2 equals the Advanced Medicine syllabus.
What students say
All instructors extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Fully comprehensive (re: content and materials)
All excellent. Very helpful, easy to understand and very practical (re: instructors)
Thank you very much….especially for the great practical sessions.
Who can attend?
Anyone who has completed any WMT Explorer training in the last two years (3 years if your WMT training was BEFORE August 2013). This course is not for doctors.
What’s covered on Far From Help Part 2?
In short, FFH2 builds on previous WMT training and you’ll extend your armoury of medical skills to include wound closure using staples, glue and Steri-Strips, injecting local anaesthetic into wounds and giving intramuscular injections.
Skills & Techniques
What many student’s enjoy most is learning advanced wound management and giving intramuscular injections You’ll also practice physical examination, measuring blood pressure and taking a medical history from a patient. We’ll update your understanding of ABC’s (airway, breathing, circulation) with challenging triage scenarios. CPR/resuscitation skills are refreshed and you’ll learn more about pain control and anaphylactic shock. Medical kits is a subject also revisited as it’s important to know what additional drugs are available (sometimes exclusively) by injection in life threatening situations, such as anaphylactic shock, snake bite and overwhelming infections.
FFH2 course objectives
Review of legal considerations
History taking revisited
Approach to illness – pearls and pitfalls
Advanced wound management
Practical – administering local anaesthetic, use of Steri-Strips, using staples and glue
Review of anaphylactic shock and i.m. injections
Medical kits & supplies (2) – including medications by intramuscular injection
FFH2 written examination/debrief
You can read about using prescription antibiotics, Diamox (for high altitude) or strong pain killers in text books, and injectable medications but the problem remains of how to obtain these supplies, how to use them appropriately taking into account allergies, contra-indications between medicines (taking more than one at a time) and your legal position. FFH2 training eliminates all these concerns. We’ll tell you what medical supplies to take and facilitate obtaining these for 2 years post-course. Our comprehensive field manual serves as an aide memoire in the field so you prescribe safely and we thoroughly cover the legal considerations on each course.
Download more information
Download this Advanced Medicine file for more information about Far From Help Part 2 and how the course fits into the WMT training progression scheme.
FFH2 at Glenmore Lodge
We love working at Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore, Scotland. The facilities, food, accommodation and wild setting at the foot of Cairngorm are amazing. These are the most competitively priced WMT Explorer courses and suit clients who prefer a full board/accommodation-one price package for a WMT course and especially those in Scotland of which there are many in the outdoor, academic and sporting communities who no longer have to travel “down south” for WMT training. Aviemore is 30 miles and 45 minutes from Inverness airport which is well served with flights from London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere. You can get to Aviemore by bus and train from Inverness. Travel to Aviemore by road is very good and scenic as is rail access. Use SKYSCANNER to research flights or visit the Lodge’s very useful travel page to help plan your journey by all modes. All WMT courses at the Lodge are administered by the Lodge who need to monitor and cross reference WMT bookings and accommodation demands with their other courses. Many delegates plan a holiday around a WMT Lodge course and stay in the area to climb, ski, bike or walk independently or attend another Lodge course to improve their skills or further their outdoor qualifications.