This course is designed to teach the medical lessons learned during the last
15 years of military conflict, applied for non-medically trained civilians during a prolonged period such as a Katrina event. Lectures cover finding, evaluating, and treating wounds in an austere environment including practice in several methods of wound closure, environmental injuries, common infectious diseases found during prolonged disasters and recommendations for emergency supplies, equipment, and further training. Range time is used for scenario training to teach a tactical medicine mindset. Graduates of this course will understand the skills, supplies, and tactics to care for injuries and common illnesses in a hazardous environment for an extended period of time.
This course is not a comprehensive first aid course in any way. Students are strongly encouraged to get follow on medical training. What this course does do is to examine several disasters, groups in isolation, and recent US military experiences to show the injuries and illnesses commonly seen that might be treated successfully by non-medically trained individuals. It will also concentrate on the mindset and decisions required. It makes suggestions on how to prepare your self, with recommendations for equipment, supplies, and further training.
Course Schedule: Private Group or Tutorial Only
Duration: 3 days