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  • Fall 2018 (date TBD) OFFSHORE EMERGENCY MEDICINE - 3-Day


  • Monday, October 01, 2018
  • Annapolis Elks Lodge 622, 2 Pythian Dr, Edgewater MD 21037


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When:  We are planning to do this course sometime in the Fall of 2018 and this page is for interested parties to RSVP so we can keep you in the loop.  When we have a firm date, will setup a registration page.  Be sure to provide all your contact information!

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

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

Cost:  Estimated $850 plus text         


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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