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Austere Medicine: Trauma - 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019, 8:00 AM


The Austere Medicine program is an introduction to the most vital aspects of medicine in a post-disaster or austere environment and integrates western emergency medicine, sports medicine, wilderness first aid and botanical (herbal) medicine.  This is a five-day intensive course held at our San Antonio campus, preceded by a required 12-week online course and 3-day WFA. This course is taught by Dr. Steve Pehrson, M.D., and Sam Coffman. The online topics include: Fluid balance and resuscitation Shock Surgical wound management Pharmaceuticals for austere and post-disaster environments Introduction to botanical medicine Botanical medicine making Basic botanical materia medica Wound healing and infection management (botanical medicine emphasis) Essential trauma and medical gear Essential botanical medicine Introduction to the physical exam Introduction to musculoskeletal testing and field procedures (sprains, strains, fractures) Wilderness First Aid Clinic planning, setup and management in post-disaster and austere environments The on-campus portion of the Austere Medicine I program runs for 5 information- and action-packed days. These 5 days start by putting hands-on practice at the forefront wherever possible. Taking the online, didactic information to the next level and introducing physical techniques is the primary goal.  Subjects during the on-campus, 5-day intensive include: The on-site lectures and hands-on practice include: Minor Surgery (e.g. suturing techniques, vascular and connective tissue repair, wound debridement) Local anesthesia Infection management Blood replacement techniques Gunshot & complex wound management Musculoskeletal exams Dislocation reduction (shoulder, elbow, finger, hip) Herbal preparations (tinctures, poultices, plasters, washes, oils, honey, prickly pear) Plant ID, harvesting and use Charcoal preparation & use Autoclave methods Clinic and trauma bay setup and management Scenarios & round table discussions through long-term care Certifications:  ECSI Advanced Wilderness First Aid COURSE INFORMATION Dates: Ocober 21 - 25th, 2019. Pre-requisites: 3-day WFA certification (or its equivalent) Completion of the online 12-week Austere Medicine: Trauma online course with a passing grade. Lodging: Camping is free to any enrolled student, at our 50-acre campus.  There are also hotels within a 10-minute drive of the campus in the 78260 zip code. Wilderness First Aid Certification: 10/18/19 - 10/20/19. TUITION INFORMATION If you want to pay with a check or money order, just email us for mailing information! Early Bird Tuition: Available for $525 until September 1st, 2019. (Online processing fees apply) Check/Money Order Discount: $525 (No processing fees) Cash Discount: $475 Regular Tuition: $600. (Online processing fees apply) Check/Money Order Discount: $600 (No processing fees) Cash Discount: $540 TUITION BUNDLE INFORMATION Austere Bundle: online + WFA = $500, available only until March 31st. (Online processing fees apply) Austere Check/Money Order Discount: $500 (No processing fees) Austere Cash Discount: $450 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Online + Austere 5-Day: $750 (saves $25) available only until March 31st. (Online processing fees apply) Online + Austere Check/Money Order Discount: $750 (No processing fees) Online + Austere Cash Dicsount: $675 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Online + Austere 5-Day + WFA Check/Money Order Discount: $1000 Available until March 31st. (Saves $50)  For information about paying with cash, checks, or money orders, just send us an email here: You can review our tuition policies here: https://thehumanpath.net/about/payment-policies/

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