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“Learn the skills to prevent medical problems; reduce suffering and save lives in non-traditional medical settings”
➢ Earn your Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification
➢ Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, treatment and evacuation protocols
➢ Practice your skills in live scenarios with our expert instructors
➢ Obtain up to 20.5 hours of category 1 CME*
➢ Receive Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credits
To provide a practical foundation in Wilderness Medicine for medical professionals
To teach patient assessment and treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available
To train the provider in methods for managing medical and trauma emergencies and urgencies in the wilderness when evacuation is unavailable or unnecessary
There will be onsite sign in for the course on Thursday from 11:30-12:00. The course will be held at Whitecap Kayak, 930 E Cloverland (Hwy.2) Ironwood, MI.
Sign-in is required so that we have an accurate record of your attendance for CME credits. The textbook is available at the awls.org website as a digital download. You will be emailed a registration confirmation with the password to access the download.
The printed version of the textbook is also available for purchase from Amazon, if you would like a copy of the text shipped to you in advance of the course.
Neal Schroeter MD
Emergency Medicine, Memorial Medical Center (AdventureMed Lead Instructor)
LeaAnn Schroeter MD
Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics, Memorial Medical Center
EMT-P – Aspirus & Beacon Ambulance
Other guest faculty
Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin
Animal & Insect Bites
Hyperthermia, hypothermia & frostbite
12:15 Patient Assessment
12:45 Wound Management
1:45 Medical Problems (Small group session)
2:45 Break to outdoors
3:00 Hands-On Teaching
Spine stabilization, moving injured patient
Splinting & Dislocations
Litters and Carries
6:30 End of day
9:00 Hyperthermia, Hypothermia, Frostbite
10:15 Altitude Illness
10:45 Animal Bites & Stings
11:45 Break for Lunch
1:00 Infectious Disease Discussion Groups
2:00 Dive Medicine
3:00 Hands on teaching- Victim Scenarios
6:00 End of Day
8:30 AM Avalanche
9:00 Medical Kits
9:30 Water disinfection
11:45 Break for Lunch
1:00 PM AWLS Practical Testing Scenarios
4:30 AWLS Written Exam
5:30 End of Course
How to get Here
There is an abundance of outdoor activities to experience in this beautiful Northwoods region!
Flights are available from Chicago & Minneapolis through Air Choice One.
Enjoy the small town and historic nature of Ironwood, MI & Hurley, WI.
There are numerous motels, Airbnb homes & campgrounds.
Lake Superior Kayak Trip
Whitecap Kayak will lead a day trip on Lake Superior with a campfire cookout Sunday afternoon till sunset. Cost $75 per person. (Pending enough registered & appropriate conditions). Sign up at the time of the course.