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Wilderness Life Support: Medical Professional

Formerly: Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)

Hands-On Practical Training

The Wilderness Life Support (WLS:MP) 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). This course was formerly known as Advanced Wilderness Life Support (prior to 2023).

Treatment of mock injury in Wilderness Life Support course

Australasian WLS:MP Overview

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!

Course Details

Dates: Monday 2 – Thursday 5 Dec 2024
Price: See registration for pricing options
Helicopter view over Mt Buller during Wilderness Rescue Medicine training

USA WLS:MP Introduction

WLS:MP Topics Include:

Patient Assessment
Wound Management
Water Treatment
Hypothermia, Frostbite
Medical Kits
Infectious Disease
Australian Bites and Stings
North American Bites and Stings
Altitude Medicine
Avalanche Medicine
Dive Medicine
Treatment in safety tent in Wilderness Life Support course
Simulation of injury in Wilderness Life Support course
Transporting simulated patient during Wilderness Life Support course
Students and helicopter at Wilderness Life Support course


WLS:MP is endorsed by the Wilderness Medical Society.

This is the parent site in the US for WLS:MP (there known as AWLS):     http://awls.org/

Wilderness Life Support:Medical Professional (formerly 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
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