Remote Medical Responder Level 2 (4 Days)

Date: 27th – 30th September 2024 (option to qualify to Level 1 or Level 2)
Venue: Marlborough College
Included: Course tuition, manual, lunch and coffee, VAT on price

This course encompasses Level 1 and Level 2 of the Remote Medical Responder Course and is aimed at those working in remote or extreme environment where access to timely medical care is not available.

The curriculum is designed and delivered by senior expedition medical doctors with decades of experience, and who co-authored the Faculty of Prehospital Care Updated Guidance on Medical Provision for Wilderness Medicine and The Oxford Handbook of Wilderness and Expedition Medicine.


The remote medical responder course is internationally recognised and we have taught diverse groups from expedition leaders at the Royal Geographical Society, BBC and National Geographic film crew and explorers, and African Parks rangers.

Enhancing the knowledge and skills gained from the first two days course (Level 1), the second two days will deliver training in advanced techniques for overseas use: IM injections, wound stapling and closure and subcutaneous fluids. We work through scenarios in multiple casualty triage and advanced trauma management, communication with pre hospital services and how to practically manage complex evacuations. You will learn theory and techniques in advanced pain management including the use of controlled drugs and how to put together a bespoke medical kit for specific expeditions.

Please click here to view our detailed course curriculum (pdf 4.5mb)

Left/Above: Attendees work through scenarios encompassing multiple casualty triage and advanced trauma management.


09:00   Introductions and Aims of the course : Why are you here and what would you most like to learn?

09.30  Legal and ethical considerations of practicing as a Remote Medical Responder

09.45  Human factors and leadership. How and why this is important on expedition

10.00  Preparation for travel: Expedition planning including medical, risk and top cover needs.

11:00  Tea

11.15  Lecture: CPR and Approach to the casualty

11.45  Practical: DR cABCDE approach

            CPR and use of AEDs

12.30  Lunch

13.15  Lecture and Practical : Injuries, Wounds and Burns

14:15  Lecture and Practice: Fractures, splinting and dislocations

15:00  Tea

15:30  Lecture and Practical: Head and spinal injury. Safely moving and packaging casualties.

16:15  Practical scenarios and vital signs recap

17:00  Questions and close

09.00  Review of day one and questions

09.15  Lecture: Taking a patient history

09.45  Lecture: Ear, nose, throat and eyes

10.00  Practical x2: History taking & examination ; ENT

11.00  Tea

11.15  Lecture: Important medical illnesses

12.00  Lecture & Practical: Anaphylaxis and use of auto injector

12.30  Lunch

13:15  Workshop: Mental health in remote environments

13:45  Lecture & Workshops: Environmental considerations: Heat, Cold, Altitude, Tropical

15:00  Tea

15:15  Workshop: Medial kits and prescription only medications (POMs)

16:00  Trauma and medical scenarios

16:30  Optional exam

17:15  Final questions, feedback and certificates

17:30  Closure of level 1 course

09:00  Legal and ethical considerations

09:30  Managing your team in a crisis: Evac planning; breaking bad news and consideration of death, media management.

10:00  Advanced trauma: Kendrick splint, pelvic binder

10:45  Tea

11:00  Human factors and the use of checklists

11:15  Intramuscular injections; Safety of sharps; Drawing up drugs; Subcutaneous fluid

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Life threatening chest injuries – lung puncture, stab wounds, crush injury

14:30  Advanced Medical kits; pain management and use of controlled drugs

15:30  Diabetes, blood sugar measurement and urine analysis

16:00  Scenarios

 17:15  Questions and Close

09:00  Review of Day 3

09:15  Lecture and Practical: Triage and managing multiple casualties

10.30  Introduction to advanced wound management

11:00  Tea

11:15  Suture and stapling practical

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Scenarios with leadership and human factors and emphasis

15:00  Tea

15:15  Written exam

 15:45  Final questions

16:15  Depart

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