// R/EMO:TE Medic (TM)
// Remote/Expedition Medical Officer: Training Essentials (TM)
This 4 day course course is designed to introduce Health Care Professionals to remote area medicine. As such, it is relevant for those wanting to operate as remote area medics in the expedition, SAR, overseas disaster response fields and more.
The course is run over an intense 4 days with multiple speakers cycling through the course - which is delivered by genuine remote area medics with significant experience of acting AS remote area medics.
The course Faculty are drawn from our wider Faculty which includes ex British Antarctic Survey Doctors, Nurses, Remote Area Paramedics, ex Special Forces Medics, Mountain Rescue medical lead, Diplomas in Mountain Medicine, Diplomas in Remote and Off shore Medicine, Diplomas in Travel and Tropical Health,
The course is intended to support those intending to work as, or already working as, remote area medics - whether in the expeditionary or remote field operations space. It is not a course that is simply improvised kit. It is intended for those who will be operating in a formal medical capacity in a remote area - with suitable equipment. Delegates will operate from a suitable medical pack and be introduced to equipment and protocols/procedures that are suitable for a remote area medic. The course assumes prior medical knowledge.
The course is supported by the new edition (3rd edition) of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness. Three of our Faculty are authors or specialist subject matter editors for elements of the text. The manual will be issued to all delegates on the course as part of the Price, as well as our own wipe clean, UV, water and cold resistant field check cards.
These are small group courses which are a blend of lectures, discussions, work groups, case studies, practical skill stations and scenarios. This is an outdoor focused course and delegates will be undertaking scenarios and training in an outdoor environment, irrespective of the weather.
Delegates will be expected to have undertaken pre study of materials provided.
The course is supported by real world, high quality equipment and training aids, from dislocation simulators to altitude chambers, catastrophic bleeding simulators and more.
The course includes:
What goes wrong in the field? Stats from Mountain, expedition, fieldwork and outdoor sectors
What do the standards say ? What does good look like?
Pre expedition planning
Health Risk Assessments
Prolonged Field Care - introduction
Evacuation planning and considerations
Evacuations - stretcher workshop with multiple stretcher systems
Working with helicopters
Communications - show and tell
Technology show and tell
Road Traffic collisions
Cold related conditions
Heat related conditions
Altitude including hands on with a Portable Altitude Chamber
Medical Kits - from small personal kits to medical backpacks and more
Food, water and related considerations
Environmental factors from lightning to avalanches
Bites and stings
Head, Ear, Eyes, Nose, Throat related problems
Travel and Tropical Medicine including Rapid Diagnostic Test kits
Psychological aspects and considerations
Assessment will be by way of observation of practical sessions, end of course practical assessments and a written (mcq) exam.
Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Military Medic (current CMT1, RMA or above), Frec 4.
There are a number of supportive texts and check cards issued for this course - one course text is the sector leading Oxford Handbook for Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. Three of our Faculty wrote or edited sections for the new 3rd Edition (being published April 2023):
This is a stand alone course but also forms the foundation level course in our R/EMOTE Medic programme. Other elements in the programme, beyond the 4 day course include:
2 day Risk Management - Prevention
Prolonged Field Care
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support
Mental Resilience in Remote Areas
6-9 November 2023
Bookings go live 1 July 2023
The National Outdoor Centre, Plas y Brenin, Snowdonia.
Cost: £695.00 which includes course fee, certification, course materials, plus access to (non compulsory) post course CPD materials, wipe clean field aide memoire and course manual.
Accommodation and food are not included. We strongly recommend that delegates stay at PyB.
How to book:
Click the link below to access the booking course pack for the course you are interested in. Download the pack, save it your computer and you can complete the booking form electronically and email to us. Alternatively, print off the pack, complete and scan the booking form back to us. Terms and Conditions can be found in the booking pack and any booking form submitted to us is subject to these booking terms and conditions (including cancellation charges).
The booking link will go live and will lead to a booking pack, once bookings open.