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Cleveland, OH

February 11, 8:00 am - February 13, 5:00 pm

$450.00 – $695.00

Wilderness Medicine CME- Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies along the Cuyahoga River between the Ohio cities of Cleveland and Akron. The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail is a restored section of the canal’s original towpath. In the park’s north, the Canal Exploration Center details the 19th-century waterway’s history. Towering Brandywine Falls is one of several waterfalls. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad runs through the park.

Course Description:

➢ Earn your Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification
➢ Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, treatment, and evacuation protocols
➢ Practice your skills in live scenarios with our expert instructors
➢ Obtain up to 20.5 hours of category 1 CME*
➢ Receive Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credits

The AWLS curriculum consists of:

❖ Patient assessment
❖ Trauma
❖ Medical problems
❖ Infectious disease
❖ Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin
❖ Animal & insect Bites
❖ Musculoskeletal injuries
❖ Wound management
❖ Water treatment
❖ Hyperthermia, hypothermia & frostbite
❖ Medical kits
❖ Lightning
❖ HAPE/HACE
❖ Dive Medicine

This 3-day course balances didactic lectures with hands-on instruction to most effectively train students in managing medical situations in austere environments. This course is designed for licensed medical professionals (MD, EMT, PA, NP, RN, etc) or medical professionals in training who have an interest in expanding their medical knowledge of wilderness medical pathology and in enhancing their practical skills in a wilderness environment.

CME Credit:

With the Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification students earn 20.5 hours of Category 1 CME, as well as Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credit.

THIS WILL BE A CHALLENGING COURSE DUE TO WEATHER AND SEASON.  Students should be prepared to spend portions of the day in conditions that may include significant snow or rain, wind, and/or freezing temperatures.  Our course shelter is heated by two large fireplaces and we will have ample hot liquids at the ready, but accommodations are more akin to a backcountry cabin or shelter than a frontcountry classroom.  Appropriate footwear, under and outerwear will be necessary as will the knowledge and experience, or adventurous desire to learn, of how to be active in a challenging winter environment.

Course Guide & Schedule

 

Details

Start:
February 11, 8:00 am
End:
February 13, 5:00 pm
Cost:
$450.00 – $695.00
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