Costa Rica Medical Student Wilderness Medicine Elective + AWLS Class
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
For more information about this course, please go to the course webpage here.
What: A week-long wilderness medicine class held along Costa Rica’s stunning Pacific Coast. Experience jungle hikes, tree top canopy tours and zip line, night walks, natural history tours, whitewater paddling, and optional surfing or surf lessons. Learn wilderness and austere medicine skills in a real-world, tropical jungle setting, taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty. Earn optional Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) certification. All costs from San Jose covered, including local transport, shared lodging, meals, adventure tours, instruction, and group gear. No experience necessary.
Where: First to fourth year medical students, residents, as well as any other health professional (physicians, nurses, PAs, EMTs, etc.) looking to earn AWLS certification and CMEs.
Where: Hacienda Baru (www.haciendabaru.com) a rustic eco-lodge with its own Pacific beach, near Dominical, south of Manuel Antonio NP.
Why: Get out of the lecture hall and practice hands-on clinical skills. Enhance assessment and patient care. Learn real world medical skills and concepts in a fun and collegial atmosphere. Develop outdoor expertise and experience a beautiful wilderness environment. Earn optional AWLS certification. Sample of skills learned: Improvised litters, spine clearance, swift water rescue, dislocation reductions, splinting, hypo-wraps, survival, water procurement, search and rescue, etc.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact course coordinator, Meagan Rivers, at Meagan.Rivers@cuanschutz.edu or at 720-848-7648
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