Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course

From USD $695.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Marathon, FL
  • Product code: P9AG80

Welcome to Capt. Hook's Medical Training in Austere Conditions (MTAC) 

Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) Course

The Wilderness Medicine Course will instruct participants on how to identify, diagnose, and treat medical conditions that may occur in remote wilderness environments. Whether your interest or expertise lies in the realm of backpacking, hiking and wilderness exploration, skiing, mountaineering or white water rafting, to name a few, certification in this course will give you the knowledge and skill-set to handle situations in which there is minimal access to resources.

This AWLS based course consists of a combination of lecture and hands-on instructional sessions of mock-victim scenarios. This practical foundation in wilderness medicine will enhance your competency to assess patients and follow treatment guidelines for life support until further care or evacuation is available. A wide range of emergencies and conditions will be covered, such as hyper and hypothermia, high altitude related problems, moving and evacuating patients, avalanche, and infectious disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and Capt. Hook's MTAC. The WMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Who should take this course?

Who should take this course? This course is designed for Military Medicine, and anyone working outdoors in nature where is is the possiblity of injury. This course is also designed with the healthcare professional in mind. Physicians, PAs, Nurses, EMTs, Fellows, Residents and Medical/Nursing students will enhance their knowledge and improve their assessment techniques unique to this austere environment and will develop a full situational understanding when they receive a patient that has been subjected to this scenario. 

Let's Break It Down

Your purchase of the AWLS Course includes EVERYTHING!  Here is what you get:

  • 3-Day Immersion Course in the Florida Keys.
  • The WMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Course credits can be applied to the Diploma in Diving and Marina Medicine (DiDMM), Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and the Fellowship Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).

After you book the course and have selected the course schedule, MTAC will send you an email detailing all the information needed to participate in the course.  We will then contact you to address any questions you have and to go over the email you received.

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