Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)
Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine is proud to promote and offer support to the AWLS Course that will run concurrently with the Virginia Tech - Carilion student wilderness medicine elective.
Dates: September 18-20, 2020
Course runs from 12pm on Friday until 5pm on Sunday
Location: Virginia Tech-Carilion, Roanoke, VA
Cost: Doctoral $695, Non-Doctoral $495, Students: Please inquire
Meals (Saturday and Sunday Breakfast, Lunch included.)
CME credits: Up to 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1
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About the Course
The Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification course was originally developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine and has grown significantly since its creation in 1997. The increasing demand for certification resulted in the creation of a new organization, AdventureMed, to promote the responsible growth of the AWLS program.
AWLS certification is appropriate for any licensed medical professional or medical professional in training who has an interest in wilderness activities. Our graduates include outdoor enthusiasts, expedition participants, US Army and other military medical personnel, wilderness medicine academicians, and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship candidates.
AWLS is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit through the Wilderness Medical Society.
The mission of AWLS is to create competence in medical professionals, enabling them to prevent and effectively manage emergency medical situations outside traditional medical facilities.
"The AWLS® course curriculum attempts to strike a balance between didactic lectures and hands-on instruction to most effectively train students in managing medical situations.
• Animal, Insect, Arthropod, Marine Bites and Stings
• Medical Problems
• Moving an Injured Patient
• Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Skin
• Patient Assessment
• High Altitude Related Problems
• Patient Packaging & Evacuation
• Hyperthermia • Submersion Injuries
• Hypothermia & Frostbite
• Water Disinfection and Purification
• Infectious Disease
• Wilderness Life Support Scenarios
• Wound and Musculoskeletal Injuries Management
• Medical Kits
Approximately half of the curriculum is delivered in hands on teaching sessions in small groups. Students will learn practical techniques and practice them in mock scenarios."
Registration is non refundable. Course registration will close 1 week prior to course or when cap is reached.