Wilderness Medicine Workshop – 1 day

This one-day workshop is aimed towards private groups of overseas travellers, employees, students and such who need first aid training that is more specific to remote environments plus has an element of self-care including the effective use of over the counter medicines.

Feedback from the University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences (March 2018)
“…once again very positive feedback from all concerned, and I certainly found it extremely interesting and useful, and definitely a step-up from the more usual run-of-the-mill first aid course.”

Feedback from a workshop at Manchester University (May 2016)
Engaging and interesting
Well equipped and comprehensive
Great! Very interactive & approachable

Outline content

Timings: 9.30 – 4.30 with tea breaks as required and lunch

Medical travel planning & risks
ABC approach to the injured casualty – vital signs, shock, lifting, moving & straightening a casualty
Basic life support (BLS) – choking, CPR, heart attack
Bites & stings – allergic emergencies, malaria, rabies, animal bites
Environmental problems; heat illness, cold injury, altitude sickness
Managing simple wounds
Fractures & practical splinting
Nursing care; managing pain & fever – use of non-prescription medications
Personal medical kits – what to take
Quiz – final questions – feedback – certificates – farewell

Please call or email to discuss your requirements.