Geo Medic™, a course SOLO successfully offered in the 90's, is returning to our list of offerings in 2011. Based on our experiences in Haiti over a period of three months and numerous trips to developing nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, where we both taught first aid and staffed medical clinics, we feel it is time to once again offer this
The challenge of providing care in disaster situations or remote settings in developing nations is difficult to meet with even current Wilderness Medicine training. This course is designed to provide skills to providers at or above the level of EMT which will be most helpful in either of these unique situations. Included (but not limited to) in the list of topics are self-preservation (safety, sanitation, and sustenance); improvised splinting and long-term fracture care involving casting; long-term wound care (ranging from controlling bleeding to the point of hemostasis, from cleaning wounds to management, emphasizing prevention of infection, to wound closure with sutures if needed in a remote care setting).
There will be in-depth presentations on environmental and disaster issues including crush injuries and compartment syndrome as well as respiratory problems and infectious diseases; in-depth discussions on tropical diseases and their treatments; and lots of hands-on opportunities. While many of these topics sound like a repetition of typical wilderness medical issues, they will be expanded upon, and advanced techniques will be added in and practiced.
To take any on-site SOLO course.
- be physically able to participate in all course activities
- be mentally prepared to participate in an intensive, challenging educational experience
- submit a registration form (A request for more information will be sent out along with additional course information once the registration form is received.)
- pay a non-refundable non-transferable deposit
- pay your tuition in full prior to the start of the course
Enrollment is limited - register early to ensure a spot on a course.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for SOLO-sponsored trips to countries where we will be providing medical care.
To register for a course, you must complete a registration form.
A $750 non-transferable, non-refundable must accompany the registration form.
Full Payment is due 30 days prior to the first day of the course and is non-refundable.
If SOLO cancels a course because of low enrollment, all tuition monies will be refunded.
Tuition Payments can be made online, over the phone, via fax, or by check
payable to "SOLO" in US funds and sent to:
PO Box 3150, Conway, NH 03818