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// R/EMO:TE Medic (TM)

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R/EMO:TE Medic

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 and has been developed by those highly experienced in each of these spheres - medical leads for Mountain Rescue teams, HEMS Doctors, Ex British Antarctic Survey Doctors, HART team Paramedics, Overseas Disaster Responders, expedition medics and highly experienced medics from the Special Forces Community. The course is designed to gel perfectly with our unique R/EMO:TE Medic Program. with progressive learning in remote medical fundamentals, trauma, prolonged field care, dentistry, wound care and risk management. It is a unique and well proven programme, designed and delivered by an unparalleled team. We also run other specialist modules that complement this course such as our 3 day Ultrasound Course.

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, amongst others.

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.

We recommend (although it is not a pre requisite) that delegates attend our Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support course first. That course covers all aspects of primary and secondary survey in detail over two days. The PHTLS course will often run immediately before the R/EMO:TE Medic course, with 1 day dental and 1 day Wound Care courses running immediately after the course.

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

  • Equipment

  • Technology show and tell

  • Primary Assessment

  • Secondary Assessment

  • Catastrophic bleeding

  • Airway management including surgical airways in the field

  • Road Traffic collisions

  • Drowning

  • Sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures

  • Crush injuries

  • 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 including rehydration techniques and fluid replacement

  • Environmental factors from lightning to avalanches

  • Bites and stings

  • Head, Ear, Eyes, Nose, Throat related problems

  • Skin conditions

  • Dentistry considerations

  • Wound care considerations

  • Travel and Tropical Medicine including Rapid Diagnostic Test kits

  • Pain relief

  • Dive Medicine

  • Psychological aspects and considerations

  • Real world case studies 


Assessment will be by way of observation of practical sessions, end of course practical assessments and a written (mcq) exam.


Pre Requisites:

Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Military Medic (current CMT1, RMA or above), Frec 4.

Key texts:

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 (publication has been pushed back to October 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

Wound Care



Course Dates:

2023 dates:

March/April 2024. Our 2024 calendar dates to be published early October 2023.

October/November 2024.  Our 2024 calendar dates to be published early October 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).

Booking link:

The booking link will go live and will lead to a booking pack, once bookings open.



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