Global Health, Travel & Wilderness Medicine
Course Description & Objectives
This course is accredited for up to 12 hrs of Category 1 CME. Learners will have access to an online and printed syllabus and course handbook with a robust list of resources.
Section1: Travel Medicine Objectives:
- Describe core concepts in travel medicine and how to stay healthy abroad: travel immunization, medical insurance, safety.
- List prevention & treatment of common vector-borne diseases: malaria, dengue, chikungunya
- Define the basic principles of food precautions & treatment options for traveler’s diarrhea
- Describe five methods for in-the-field water disinfection
- Discuss the core components of a backcountry/expedition medical kit
Section 2: Wilderness Medicine Objectives:
- Describe prevention & treatment of heat and cold-related injuries: hyperthermia disorders, primary and secondary hypothermia, frostbite, and non-freezing cold injuries.
- Understand the pathophysiology of acute mountain sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema and high-altitude cerebral edema, and current concepts for various prevention and treatment options.
- Discuss the prevention and treatment current concepts for lightning injuries.
Section 3: Global Health Objectives:
- Outline core concepts in providing effective and efficient global health and humanitarian medical assistance in resource-limited settings.
- Understand the medical advances in 21st Century global health.
- Learn how to identify, evaluate and select medical volunteering positions in the developing world.
- Explain how population growth and global warming affect the health of developing world populations.
“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 Medical Society (WMS) and MedTreks International. The WMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
“The Wilderness Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.