Offshore Emergency Medicine



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Offshore Emergency Medicine offers relevant and practical training for the largest and most remote wilderness on earth. The course will emphasize the understanding of body systems and principles of care to best prepare the medical officer to improvise and adapt to the infinite variety of challenges that the open sea can present. It is designed for voyaging sailors as well as professional mariners. Classroom instruction is tied to the student’s own experience through the liberal use of case studies, scenarios, and hands-on assessment problems in a marine context. This course is taught by the men who wrote the book, Wilderness & Rescue Medicine 7th edition by Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C & David Johnson, MD. Upon completion, students will earn a Wilderness First Aid certification. Previous medical training is not required.

This is the first time the Offshore Emergency Medicine Course has been offered during the American Sailing Summit of Annapolis.  The course is a 3 day intensive course offered Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th at The Historic Inns of Annapolis – The Governor Calvert House.  All students will be required to purchase the course textbook and complete approximately 9 hours of preparatory reading and complete an on-line examination before arriving in Annapolis for the course.

Day 1 – 9 hours – Course logistics, introduction, general principles in wilderness medicine, critical body systems, the patient assessment system, basic life support at sea, CPR and AED discussion, airway and ventilation skills, anaphylaxis and asthma, injection training, PAS practice and case studies.

Day 2 – 9 hours – Pain control, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocations, extrication, splinting lab, wound care, wound care lab.

Day 3 – 9 hours – Environmental emergencies, offshore medicine, diagnostic tools, specific disease states, sea sickness, medical kits, special interest topics, debrief, test, adjourn.

CERTIFICATION.  All participants receive an Offshore Emergency Medicine certification awarded by Wilderness Medical Associates. State licensed Paramedics/EMT’s receive CE credits in addition. Nurses, PA’s and Doctors can use the course for Category II credits.

Cost:  $995/student

Multi-day admission to the United States Sailboat Show is included with your Emergency Offshore Medicine registration, as well as breakfast and lunch during the 3 days of class.

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Refund Policy:

  • Refunds are acceptable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.

  • Inside 30 days of the event, refunds will be issued if the space can be filled with another student.  If the space is not filled with another student, there will be no refund.