Austere Medicine: Trauma

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132 Videos

10 Quizzes

13 Texts

9 Audios

7 Downloads

48 Hours

The online portion consists of 12 weeks of lectures that take the student through both orthodox and herbal medicine in a remote or post-disaster environment where care may include wilderness first aid, emergency medicine, minor surgery, post-operative surgical care, wound and infection management and more.  The medical focus of this course is “doing more with less.” The online portion can be taken separately if desired.

The online lectures and material include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology – Trauma-related anatomy and physiology of the head, torso, pelvis and extremities
  •  Cellular homeostasis
  • Fluid balance and resuscitation
  • Shock
  • Blood loss, blood salvage & resuscitation
  • Surgical wound & hemostasis management
  • Anesthesia
  • Suturing
  • Surgical and emergency medicine gear in austere environments
  • Pharmaceuticals for austere and post-disaster environments
  • Introduction to herbal medicine
  • Herbal medicine making
  • Herbal materia medica for austere environments
  • Wound healing and infection management using herbal medicine
  • Live Q & A with Steve Pehrson and Sam Coffman
  • Scenario round table discussions from previous year’s on-site intensives (audio)
  • Clinic planning, setup and management in post-disaster and austere environments

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