The RED MED Hybrid Course has been thoughtfully tailored to suit healthcare professionals who are actively engaged in or aspire to join Rescue, Expedition, and Disaster Response Teams functioning within challenging wilderness and austere environments.
This programme delves into fundamental concepts including risk management, personal preparation, and operational planning. Additionally, it conducts a comprehensive review of specific illnesses and injuries frequently encountered in remote and austere settings.
The hybrid RED MED course incorporates online learning modules, complemented by a high-fidelity on-site adventure-based component. The online phase delivers core didactic content and supplementary reading material. Subsequently, the on-site segment adopts a flipped-classroom methodology, facilitating collaborative learning through group discussions, skill-focused sessions, and context-driven scenario exercises.
Delivered through a pre-course remote review of didactic material, on-site lectures, tabletop exercises, and real-world scenarios in context—at our immersive training centre (ITC) in Hereford, UK, and amidst the picturesque mountains of Wales—the course encompasses:
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Risk Management
- Operational Planning & Personal Preparation
- Helicopter Safety
- Helicopter Short Haul
- Communications & Telemedicine
- Equipment Selection
- Safety & Security
- Hierarchy of Rescue
- Search & Rescue Operations
- Infectious Disease
- Disaster Response
- Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
- Active Shooter Incidents
- Altitude Illness, Bites and Stings, Cold Injury, Bleeding Control, Heat Illness
- Crush Injury, Suspension Syndrome
Our programme is endorsed by the UK CPD Certification Service, ensuring the acquisition of continuing professional development (CPD) credits. Furthermore, it’s acknowledged for contributing towards Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the esteemed Wilderness Medical Society.
Location: Immersive Training Centre, Hereford & the Mountains of Wales, UK
Duration: 7 days
Dates: Coming Soon
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Acquire the latest practical, hands-on wilderness medical skills for patient assessment, stabilisation, and evacuation.
- Attain essential preparatory and safety insights to seamlessly integrate and operate within rescue, expedition, or disaster response teams.
- Put acquired skills into practice through live scenarios.
- Current WMS FAWM candidates are eligible to receive FAWM credits.
- Earn a total of 47 continuing professional development (CPD) credits.
- Secure 47.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s).
- RED MED Course Certificate
- WMS Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits*
- 47 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits
- RED MED Uniform Patch
- RED MED Manual