Appalachian State University and Outdoor Programs are hosting a Wilderness Medicine for Professional Practitioner (WMPP) course April 25-26th at the Broadstone Facility in Valle Crucis. The course is taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute and Landmark Learning. This course has been brought to the High Country in partnership with the ASU/Wake Forest PA program.
Additional spots have just been opened for this course and we would like extend an invite to the Boone community.
Managing a patient in a wilderness, remote or disaster setting requires you to adapt your existing medical knowledge into a new context. Building on your background in urban emergency care, you will develop competency in the critical wilderness medicine skills needed to take care of a patient in an extended care environment. These skills include: orthopedic injury management and improvised splinting, focused spine assessment, improvised litter construction, environmental emergency management and leadership and communication skills.
This 2-day intensive module takes a hands-on approach toward presenting curriculum utilizing practical scenarios, role play and case studies and is designed specifically for EMTs, RN, PAs, AT, and Physicians. CEUs and CME are offered.