Australasian AWLS Overview

Course Details

Location: Mount Buller Alpine Resort

Dates: Monday 6– Thursday 9 December 2021

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Course starts 10am on Monday and concludes 5pm Thursday.

Morning tea/lunch and afternoon tea are included.

Mount Buller has some spectacular downhill mountain bike trails and some great dining options. Not only will you be receiving exclusive and world-class training in wilderness medicine, but you will have the opportunity to enjoy the environment and activities that are on offer in this corner of Australia!

 

Hands-On Practical Training

The AWLS program focuses on treatment of the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness and uses a combination of lectures, practical skills training, and treatment of mock victims to reinforce the student’s wilderness medicine skills
Credits earned also apply toward the Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)

USA AWLS Introduction

AWLS Topics include:

Patient Assessment
Wound Management
Water Treatment
Trauma
Medical

 

Hypothermia, Frostbite
Hyperthermia
Medical Kits
Infectious Disease
Lightning

 

Australian Bites and Stings
North American Bites and Stings
Altitude Medicine
Avalanche Medicine
Dive Medicine

Accreditation

AWLS is accredited by the prestigious Utah School of Medicine and is endorsed by the Wilderness Medical Society.

This is the parent site in the US for AWLS:     http://awls.org/

Advanced Wilderness Life Support has been accredited with the following organisations in the past. Please contact us if you require accreditation with these or another college to ensure we can get the course accredited for you!

Abbreviation Full name
ACEM Australian College for Emergency Medicine
AMA American Medical Association
ANZCA Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
RNZCGP Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
ACRRM Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
RACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
RANZCOG Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RANZCR Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists