This 3 day refresher will revise and update the skills and knowledge learnt on the WEMT course. Like the WEMT it will use a mixture of classroom and small group sessions, looking both at scenarios and skills. We’ll update you on the latest developments in wilderness medicine and draw on the experienced WEMSI-International faculty. This course is for people who have completed their WEMT course in the last three to five years.
Training focuses on patient assessment, treatment principles and management of incidents rather than the traditional protocols associated with First Aid. A thorough understanding of principles enables the provision of care to be adapted to each individual situation and environment.
Practitioners are engaged and encouraged to make differential diagnoses and then provide management that is both practical and advanced. This is completed with consultation from doctors and trauma specialists in preparation for short and extended evacuations