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Wilderness Medicine Course Schedule

Monday (Introduction)

austere medicine

Lecture Room MTW

Morning Session

8:00        Introduction and ‘What is “Austere Medicine”?’

8:30        Ice Breaker

8:45        Patient Assessment

10:00     Leadership Lecture & Communication exercise

10:45      BREAK

11:00      Medical Problems in Austere Settings
12:30      LUNCH

Afternoon Session

13:15 - 16:00 Simulations

(Students to review In Flight Emergencies module for tomorrow)

 

Tuesday  

Lecture Room MTW

Morning Session

8:00        Musculoskeletal Injuries

8:30        Head & Spine Trauma

9:30        Wounds & Burns

10:30      In flight Emergencies

11:30      Break/lunch

12:30      Bites, Stings & Poisonous Plants

Afternoon Session

13:30 - 17:30 Practical Stations - Wounds Suturing, Dislocation/Splints, Intro to knots Practical

(Students to review Hypothermia and Hyperthermia modules for tomorrow)

 

Wednesday

Lecture Room MTW

Morning Session

8:30        HEENT Injuries

9:30        Global Infectious Disease

10:45      BREAK

11:00      Environmental Exposures, module review, hypothermia exercise

12:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

 13:00  Transport, Evacuation and Decision-making

14:00 Environmental Emergencies

15:00  Water Purification

(Students review triage module and orienteering for tomorrow)

 

Thursday

Lecture Room MTW

8:30        Personal preparedness/ How to pack a pack

9:45        BREAK

10            Triage exercise/tabletop (module)

10:45      Disaster response

Afternoon Session (please bring lunch)

1p-4p Map and Compass + setting a UTM grid

 

Friday

MTW outside

11:30      Group planning / cooking in the woods, meal planning

13:00      Orienteering Hike at Lake Roland in Mount Washington

 (Students review modules for fire and shelter building for next week)


 

Week 2

Monday

MTW/Patapsco Hollofield

Morning Session

8:00        Meet at Mt Washington

9:00        Travel to Patapsco

10:00      Camp set-up

Afternoon Session

12:00      Bandaging, splinting, spine protection, de-crumpling (3 hours)

18:00      Cook off

 

Tuesday

Patapsco Hollofield

Morning Session

8:00        Breakfast

9:00        Carries, Litters & Example scenarios (3 hours)

Afternoon Session

13:00     MedWar – Patapsco (4 hours)

 

Wednesday

Patapsco Hollofield

Morning Session

8:00        Breakfast

9:00        Triage Exercise (3 hours)

Afternoon Session

13:00      Shelter Building/ demonstration scenarios (3 hours)

20:00      Fireside Talk: Knots (1 hour)

 

Thursday

Patapsco Tire Park

Morning Session

8:00        Breakfast

9:00        Break Camp

11:00      Practical Sessions - at Patapsco Tire Park

Evening

Free time for groups

 

Friday

Training Room MTW

Morning Session

8:00        Written Exam

9:00        Group Presentations

11:00      Feedback