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World Extreme Medicine, Desert Medicine training in Oman

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Desert Medicine | Oman

10 December 2017 to 15 December 2017

Introductory offer price of £1695, course fees will rise to £1895 in 2018.

Join World Extreme Medicine for a new Desert Medicine course in Sharqiya Sands (formerly Ramlat al-Wahiba), Oman. This 6-day course will focus on medical and survival skills needed while working with teams across the world stunning desert landscapes. 


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We’re teaming up with Mark Evans MBE, Outward Bound Oman and our very own Dr Sean Hudson to deliver a world-class comprehensive training package. During the course, you’ll spend 4 days and 4 nights travelling across Sharqiya Sands and camping in the desert. 

Who should attend
Doctors, nurses and paramedics with a passion for adventure, especially in desert and hot weather regions. Whether you’re new to desert medicine or simply looking to enhance your skills our expert team has something for you.  
Dr Sean Hudson MBE
Mark Evans MBE
Dr Chris Press
Mark Hannaford


Day 1 – Group transfer by bus from Muscat to the desert; theory and preparation for course
Day 2 - Depart on foot expedition; wild camp overnight. OBO support vehicle and instructor provided for duration of course
Day 3 - Foot expedition continues; joined by 4x4 vehicle (x1) for vehicle based element; wild camp overnight
Day 4 - Back to desert centre mid AM for shower and debrief; meet camels – depart for overnight on foot and with camels (x3); wild camp 
Day 5 - Camel expedition; full day; wild camp 
Day 6 - Return to desert centre early AM for course debrief/wash up – Course ends; depart desert late morning for afternoon visit to Muscat souk; farewell dinner Kargeen; evening flights out
Topics covered include:
Standard Operating Procedures for a desert environment
Heat Related Illness and Hydration
Basic Navigation
Trekking in the Desert
Navigation in the Desert
Primary survey in the Wilderness
Burns Management
Bushman Fire
Communication in the Desert
Medical Kit
Common medical problems in a desert environment
Choosing and setting up a camp and shelter in the desert
Water Distillation / Water in the Desert
Pre-expedition Planning
Vehicle Skills, Driving, extrication and Surviving with a vehicle
Managing Snake, Scorpion and Spider Envenomations
Field Management of Heat stroke 
Introduction to Camels and use in the Desert
Improvised carrying techniques
Managing fractures and dislocations in the wilderness
Desert rescue scenario


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