Lecture

 

May 6 to 10, 2009
Wilderness Advanced Life Support™ (WALS)
Sponsor: Montana Family Practice Residency, Billings, MT

Red Lodge Fire Department
Red Lodge, Montana



Wilderness Advanced Life Support™ (WALS)
Wilderness Medical Associates - www.wildmed.com


Red Lodge, Montana
May 6-10, 2009
Sponsor: Montana Family Practice Residency, Billings, MT
www.MFMR.org

Instructors: Will Smith, Steve Halvorson, Fay Johnson

The Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS®) is Wilderness Medical Associates’ most advanced level course. Our 4.5 day (36 hr) course is open to certified or licensed advanced level medical practitioners involved in rescue, mass casualty, and remote outdoor environments or urban areas in crisis. This constantly-evolving course is highlighted by discussions of new and controversial ideas and the appropriate application of technologies; and we test some of these in the field. The learning environment is challenging, stimulating and fun. Category 1 CME credits for physicians and physician assistants, CEUs for paramedics and Contact Hours for nurses are available. This activity is also eligible for credits toward Fellowship in the Wilderness Medical Society’s Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard Red Cross courses and other programs that are oriented toward the urban environment. This course teaches what to do with a medical emergency when help is miles away and calling 911 isn’t an option. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment.