Wilderness Life Support for Medical Professionals (WLS: MP) Pre-Conference

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2023, 7:00am – 5:30pm

Registration Fee* is $450.00 in addition to Main Conference Registration.
*Participants must also register for the Main Conference as content for all preconference’s will be presented during the main conference sessions.WLS: MP is a practical hands-on certification course originally developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1997 that teaches medical professionals how to manage medical and trauma emergencies when traditional medical facilities are not readily accessible.  WLS: MP was developed to create a standard in treating injuries and illnesses in a wilderness environment. Topics include: patient assessment, treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available, and techniques and guidelines for evacuation. All registrants who pass the written exam will receive the AWLS certification that is valid for four years.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medial Society and AdventureMed. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  All educational content presented in this activity has been reviewed and validated as appropriate in keeping with sound scientific principles.

Michael Caudell, MD, FACEP, FAWM, DiMM
Taylor Haston, DO, FACEP, DiMM, MBS, MPH
Alana Hawley, MD, DiMM, FAWM  
Alex Axtell, FAWM

FAWM Credits: Core Credits/Elective Credits

Saturday, February 11
7:00 am Breakfast Provided
7:30 am Welcome Caudell
7:45 am Patient Assessment Caudell
12-002-1 Pre-hospital Patient Assessment (0.50 credit hours)
8:15 am Hot & Cold McDevitt
09-001-1 Cold Injuries (1.00 credit hours)
9:15 am Avalanche Axtell
FAWM: 03-025-1 Overview of Avalanche (0.50 credit hours)
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Medical Problems (Small Groups) All Faculty
FAWM: 12-001-1 Overview of Medical Emergencies in the Wilderness (1.00 credit hours)
11:00 am Dive Medicine Hawley
01-002-1 Dive Medicine (1.00 credit hours)
12:00 pm Lunch on your own
12:45 pm Wound Management Haston
FAWM: 12-012-1 General Wound Management in the Wilderness (1.00 credit hours)
1:45 pm Practical Skills (Rotations) All Faculty
Patient Assessments
12-002-1 Pre-hospital Patient Assessment (1.00 credit hours)
C-Spine & Moving Injured Patient
12-033-2 Management of Spinal Trauma (1.00 credit hours)
Dislocations, Fractures, & Splinting
12-021-2 Field Management of Orthopedic Problems (1.00 credit hours)
Patient Packaging & Hypothermia Wrap
12-011-2 Improvised Splints, Litters and Carries (1.00 credit hours)
5:00 pm Bites & Stings Caudell
09-007-1 Animal Attacks (1.00 credit hours)

Sunday, February 12
7:00 am Breakfast Provided
7:30 am Medical Kits Haston
05-026-1 General Wilderness Medical Kit (0.50 credit hours)
8:00 am Water Treatment Axtell
FAWM: 08-005-1 Water Purification Methods (0.50 credit hours)
8:30 am Infectious Disease (Small Groups) All Faculty
FAWM: 02-005-1 Parasites & Protozoal infections in the Traveler (0.50 credit hours)
02-009-1 Traveler's Diarrhea (0.50 credit hours)
9:30 am Break
9:45 am HEENTS Hawley
FAWM: 12-037-1 Management of Ear, Nose and Throat Injuries and Conditions (1.00 credit hours)
10:45 am Drowning McDevitt
FAWM: 09-004-1 Submersion Injuries (0.50 credit hours)
11:15 am Altitude Caudell
FAWM: 03-002-1 High Altitude Disorders (0.50 credit hours)
12:00 pm Lunch on your own
12:45 pm Lightning Haston
FAWM: 09-003-1 Lightning Injuries (0.50 credit hours)
1:30 pm Testing Scenarios/Exam All Faculty
FAWM: 12-039-1 Wilderness Medicine Case Scenarios (2.75 credit hours)
12-018-1 Simulation of Wilderness Emergencies (2.50 credit hours)