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**FULL** OFFSHORE EMERGENCY MEDICINE - Wilderness Medical Associates

  • Friday, March 02, 2018
  • 8:30 AM (EST)
  • Sunday, March 04, 2018
  • 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Annapolis Elks Lodge 622, 2 Pythian Dr, Edgewater MD 21037
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  • This non refundable deposit will hold your seat to allow for appropriate time for us to receive your check. We will refund this monies back the same method when we receive your check for $800 well prior to the class Upon receipt of the deposit, we will also send out to you all class pre-study and reference materials.
  • 3-day Class taught by Wilderness Medical Associates.

    Payment required is check. Contact Vicki Hurt to save your seat at

Mail a check for $800 (each student) made out to Vicki Hurt to PO Box 3114, Annapolis MD 21403. Please note, $100 online deposit paid is required to hold seat for reasonable time. Upon receipt of check, deposit will be refunded electronically. If no check received and the seat in question is not filled by class date, the deposit will not be refunded.
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When:  Fri March 2nd – Sun March 4th, 2018 , 8 am – 5 pm

Location:  Elks Lodge, Edgewater MD (next to Annapolis)

Taught by:  Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C of Wilderness Medical Associates

Cost:  $800 plus text         

For more information/register, call 315-430-6477 or email


Offshore Emergency Medicine offers relevant and practical training for the largest and most remote wilderness on earth. 

As with all our courses, we emphasize the understanding of body systems and principles of care to best prepare the medical office to improvise and adapt to the infinite variety of challenges that the open sea can present.  It is designed for voyaging sailors as well as professional mariners.  Classroom instruction is tied to the student’s own experience through the liberal use of case studies, scenarios, and hands-on assessment problems in the marine context.  Previous training is not required.

CLASS FORMAT.  The course includes approximately 9 hours of pre-course reading followed by 3 full days of on-site training.  Practical session may include outdoor or on-board exercises depending on course location.  The curriculum includes lab sessions in wound care, reduction and splinting, extrication, and injections.

TEXTBOOKS.  All lab and training supplies are provided by the Wilderness Medical Associates.  The required textbook may be purchased from the WMA bookstore or in digital version from Amazon Kindle. Look for Wilderness and Rescue Medicine 6th Edition by Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C and David Johnson MD. 

CERTIFICATION.  All participants receive an Offshore Emergency Medicine certification awarded by Wilderness Medical Associates. State licensed Paramedics/EMT’s receive CE credits in addition. Nurses, PA’s and Doctors can use the course for Category II credits.

PREREQUISITES. No previous medical training required.  WMA strongly suggests completion of CPR training before the course start.  Those under the age of 18 will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

SYLLABUS.  Pre-course work, 9 hours.  Read assigned chapters in Wilderness and Rescue Medicine. Complete the on-line OEM pre-course test.

Day 1 – 9 hours – Course logistics, introduction, general principles in wilderness medicine, critical body systems, the patient assessment system, basic life support at sea, CPR and AED discussion, airway and ventilation skills, anaphylaxis and asthma, injection training, PAS practice and case studies.

Day 2 – 9 hours – Pain control, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocations, extrication, splinting lab, wound care, wound care lab.

Day 3 – 9 hours – Environmental emergencies, offshore medicine, diagnostic tools, specific disease states, sea sickness, medical kits, special interest topics, debrief, test, adjourn.

Questions about the syllabus and relevancy to your needs?  Email instructor and author  Jeff Isaac.

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