RPL 400 AA or 600AC
Emergency medical training for wilderness and remote settings
Certify educators and leaders in emergency medical training for wilderness and remote settings
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in assessing a patient, handling emergencies and utilizing Basic Life Support equipment and procedures.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform CPR, control hemorrhaging, properly assess and stabilize an injured spine, manage fractures and other muscular-skeletal injuries, reduce simple dislocations, cleanse and dress wounds, and manage environmental emergencies.
- Demonstrate the ability to determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, take pulse and blood pressure, assess respiratory status, observe changes in skin color, searches for medical alert identification, establish priority for emergency care, and render appropriate care to competency level.
- Demonstrate the ability to extricate a patient from an entrapment, using accepted rescue and medical techniques, procedures and devices, and assist in evacuating a patient to an ambulance or medical facility.
- Demonstrate the ability to report the nature and extent of illness or injury to ambulance personnel or a receiving facility via radio and continually reassess a patient during evacuation and provide care as needed.
- Describe the three major critical body systems which include the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems.
- Identify and describe medical legal laws in relation to wilderness first responder responsibilities.
- Describe the six wilderness protocols that are specific to a wildness context. These protocols include; Wound care, administering epinephrine for anaphylaxis and asthma, removing impaled objects, reducing simple dislocations, and spine management.
Clausing, WEMT-P (current ed).
Wilderness Medicine Case Study Workbook. (current ed)
Wilderness Medical Associates, USA. Johnson, MD, Isaac, PA-C, (current ed).
Wilderness and rescue medicine; A practical guide for the basic and advanced practitioner. Wilderness Medical Associates, USA.
Wilderness Medicine Lecture Notes. Wilderness Medical Associates, USA.
Participants must have the ability to assist in lifting a patient weighing up to 300 lbs, and be able to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care.
General Methodology to be Used
Lecture, Participation, Hands on practical experience, Demonstrations, Emergency simulations
Final Examination (80% pass requirement)
Primary rescuer evaluation
Attendance (100% mandatory for certification)
Final Examination (80% pass requirement)|| 50% |
| 4 Quizzes || 15%|
| Technical Skills || 25% |
| Primary rescuer evaluation || 10%|
Approved district designed professional development courses may not substitute for regularly designated courses in degree programs unless determined by the respective department.
Syllabus Prepared by
Name: Robert Schumacker
Agency: CMU RPLSA
Contact Name: Robert Schumacker
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