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AWEP Certification®

Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider

May 27 - May 31, 2020

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Advanced level intensive and hands-on training taught by leaders in Wilderness Medicine including, Howard J. Donner and Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN.

Students will learn practical techniques and practice them in mock scenarios. Successful completion leads to AWEP Certification® and 15.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits®.

AWEP Schedule At A Glance

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Thursday, May 28th1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Friday, May 29th1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 30th1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday, May 31st1:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Note: The AWEP schedule is designed to dovetail with the schedule of the main conference presentations.

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AWEP Detailed Schedule

Wilderness Medicine Advanced Wilderness Expedition Provider Certification

Course tuition: $545

Includes: 15.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits® all supplies, syllabus, patch, and certificate

The AWEP Certification® Course is valid for 4 years and is the highest wilderness medicine certification we offer. AWEP is scheduled so that students will be able to attend all plenary sessions at the National Conference on Wilderness Medicine. Note: To register for AWEP, you must be registered for the main conference.

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Thursday, May 28

Continental Breakfast

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Introductions, Overview of Course

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Initial Patient Assessment & Stabilization, Current Concepts of Spinal Injury in the Backcountry, Scene Management

  • Scene safety
  • Initial (primary) patient assessment with wilderness approach to the "A, B,Cs"
  • Triage and prioritizing care
  • Techniques for rolling and moving a victim
  • Single rescuer considerations
  • Scene management and roles of team members
  • Communication

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Packaging, Lifting, Moving Patients in the Wilderness Environment, Extended Care During Long Evacuations

  • Clearing and protecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine in the wilderness
  • Improvising a cervical collar
  • Assessment of pelvis and hip, diagnosis, and management
  • Practice scenario applying morning lessons
  • Carries and evacuation techniques
  • Cocoon wrap with litter construction
  • Considerations for packaging and carrying a patient
  • Improvised femoral traction splints
  • Shoulder reduction and stabilization
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Friday, May 29

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Improvised Backcountry Rescue and Evacuation Techniques

  • Carries and evacuation techniques
  • Cocoon wrap with litter construction
  • Considerations for packaging and carrying a patient
  • Improvised femoral traction splints
  • Shoulder reduction and stabilization

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Management of Backcountry Fractures and Dislocations; Ortho Part 1

  • Use and application of tourniquets
  • Improvised splinting using malleable aluminum splints

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Practical Approach to Head, Chest, and Abdominal Trauma in Remote Environments

  • Assessment of a victim with head trauma
  • Concussion management in the wilderness
  • Management of chest injuries including pneumothorax, flail chest, open chest wound
  • Abdominal assessment and evacuation considerations
  • Landing zones
  • Safety when working around a helicopter
  • Preparing a patient for helicopter evacuation
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Saturday, May 30

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Management of Backcountry Fractures, Dislcoations, and Soft Tissue Injury; Otho Part 2

  • Considerations for cleaning wounds in the backcountry
  • Wound closure techniques for those that suture and for those that don't
  • Blister management
  • Equipment and supplies for a wound care kit

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Adjuncts for Backcountry Airway Management

  • Airway management consideration
  • Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways
  • Vascular access
  • Intraosseous (IO) needles

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Improvised Rescue and Medical Techniques and the Role of Ropes and Knots

  • Introduction to ropes and knots for rescue and medical care
  • Making an improvised harness
  • Demonstration of a vacuum litter for evacuation

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Chest Seals, Hemostatic Agents, Tourniquets; Updates

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Introduction to Commercial Rescue Technology; Vacuum Mattresses and Hypothermia Bags

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Helicopter Operations: Safety Essentials

  • Landing zones
  • Safety when working around a helicopter
  • Preparing a patient for helicopter evacuation
Patient Assessment Wilderness Medicine CME Course

Sunday, May 31

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Skills Stations (Hemorrhage Management, Femoral Fractures, Cocoon Wrap, Alpine Harness, Shoulder and Pelvic Immobilizers, Vacuum Mattress & Hypothermia Bags

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Scenario Dry Run with Real Time Input

  • Out of doors - dress appropriately
  • Simulated injuries and/or illnesses in a wilderness environment
  • Teams will implement skills learned during prior days teaching modules
  • Apply learned principles of scene safety, triage, prioritization of care
  • Implementation of patient care with instructor involvement if necessary
  • Efficient team communication and scene management
  • Instructor guided problem-solving ideas
  • Victims and rescuers will have time to share what worked, what didn't, and what they want to do differently to ultimately improve the scenario

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Scenarios

  • Time to do it again!
  • Scene safety
  • Scene management, triage and communication
  • Collaboration of teams
  • Assessing and prioritizing care
  • Effective and appropriate medical management
  • Implementation of improvisational treatments
  • Review of scenario with input from victims, rescuers, and faculty

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Debrief

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Summation and Exam Instructions

  • Instructions for test
  • Distribution of AWEP patches and farewell
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For more information or to register please call

844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)

For more information or to register please call

844-945-3263

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