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Costa Rica

December 9 - December 15

Wilderness Medicine CME – Costa Rica

Enjoy the best of Costa Rica, including an iconic volcano and the gorgeous southern Pacific coast, while learning about wilderness medicine and earning internationally renowned Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification and 20 CMEs. Includes accommodations at our own rustic eco-lodge, with miles of empty Pacific Ocean beach, numerous jungle trails, and authentic Costa Rican cuisine. See and experience monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, iguanas, toucans, and the rich and diverse tropical rainforest. Enjoy a volcano tour, whitewater rafting, guided natural history tours and night hikes, zip-lining, and a free morning to kayak, bike, do a chocolate tour, horseback ride, or surf/take surfing lessons. Pura Vida!

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 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 7-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 hours of Category 1 CME, as well as Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credit.

For More Information and to Register, Click Here!

Details

Start:
December 9
End:
December 15
Course Category:

Venue

Costa Rica

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