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.
Left/Above: Attendees work through scenarios encompassing multiple casualty triage and advanced trauma management.
SAMPLE COURSE TIMETABLE
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.
11.15 Lecture: CPR and Approach to the casualty
11.45 Practical: DR cABCDE approach
CPR and use of AEDs
13.15 Lecture and Practical : Injuries, Wounds and Burns
14:15 Lecture and Practice: Fractures, splinting and dislocations
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
11.15 Lecture: Important medical illnesses
12.00 Lecture & Practical: Anaphylaxis and use of auto injector
13:15 Workshop: Mental health in remote environments
13:45 Lecture & Workshops: Environmental considerations: Heat, Cold, Altitude, Tropical
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
11:00 Human factors and the use of checklists
11:15 Intramuscular injections; Safety of sharps; Drawing up drugs; Subcutaneous fluid
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
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
11:15 Suture and stapling practical
14:00 Scenarios with leadership and human factors and emphasis
15:15 Written exam
15:45 Final questions