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Mission Planning and Logistics

$225 — 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Whether you're a first-timer or experienced mission leader, our collection of logistic and administrative topics is an invaluable preparation you'll find nowhere else.  We cover Cultural Competency, Running Successful Clinical Deployments, Medico-Legal Aspects, Pharmacy & Supply, Maximizing Scope of Practice, and Surgery in Resource-Limited Settings. In many ways this is the most important bundle we offer, because all of these --even 'Surgeries,' which covers considerations for everything from a small splinter to heart surgery--will apply to almost any mission anywhere. Take your first (or your 99th!) step on the path to mission leadership with this collection of essential knowledge for effective performance leading teams in unfamiliar foriegn settings.

Purchase course — $225
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Included Lectures

Dr. Benjamin LaBrot

Cultural Competency

Review common but often-unexpected cultural issues that arise during consults across wide religious, ethnic, geographic, language, and socio-economic gulfs. Learn skills to communicate more effectively with patients, utilize translators, and reduce medical error related to miscommunication. Participants should gain confidence when approaching consults in unfamiliar cultural settings and using cultural competency skills to improve clinical outcomes.

Dr. Benjamin LaBrot

Running a Successful Mobile Clinic

A summary of fundamental and specific pre-mission, intra-mission, and post-mission deployment considerations for ensuring successful and safe medical aid work.  This leadership review includes mission due diligence, logistics, team dynamics and clinic organization, important roles, and patient flows in mobile clinic work.  Participants should develop improved mission planning and administration skills and be better prepared for executive-level mission decisions and leadership.

Dr. Ben LaBrot

Medico-Legal Aspects of Mission Work

Explore the complex medico-legal considerations surrounding mission work in developing regions.  Learn how to avoid placing you or your team in legal trouble while far from home, how to license and ensure the security of your team, and how to make best-practice decisions in resource limited settings.  Also review the ethical considerations for mission work and handling medical errors.  Participants should develop an appropriate ethical framework to guide their behavior during medical aid work, reduce their liability on missions, ensure better informed consent, and work more smoothly with local services.

Dr. Benjamin LaBrot

Mobile Clinic Pharmacy & Supplies

Learn how to assemble the most appropriate mobile pharmacy for your mission needs, safely get it all through customs, and use it effectively during your deployment.  Participants learn how to choose the best medications for different setting needs and assemble the most powerful and portable diagnostic tool kit their mission resources allow. Participants develop skills to increase patient compliance and decrease prescribing errors.

Dr. Benjamin LaBrot

Maximizing the Scope of Service in Resource-Limited Settings

Review the fundamental ways that any mission’s scope of service can be improved.  Learn to do more with less:  a critical skill for functioning in resource-limited environments.  Includes planning skills to maximize the impact of medical aid work.   Participants learn to add more value to medical aid deployments in the planning stages and during the mission.

Dr. Benjamin LaBrot

Surgical Procedures in Medical Mission Work

An overview of fundamental surgical considerations in medical aid work, with an emphasis on strategies for remote field settings. Participation in dedicated surgical specialty missions is discussed, as well as surgical procedures in the field, review of anesthesia and sedation techniques in remote settings, developing the most appropriate surgical tool kit for your mission needs, different wound closure strategies, review of common procedure techniques in the field, and the ethical considerations for surgical interventions in mission settings. Participants should gain increased contextual understanding of the requirements for effective and safe surgical work in medical aid, and increased confidence and competence at planning for surgical mission work and management of specific surgical presentations.

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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
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 Wilderness Medical Society and RemoteCare Education. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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