Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)
This 3-day course balances didactic lectures with hands-on instruction to most effectively train students in managing medical situations in austere environments.
Licensed medical professionals (MD, EMT, PA, NP, RN, etc) or medical professionals in training who have an interest in expanding their medical knowledge of wilderness medical pathology and in enhancing their practical skills in a wilderness environment.
- To provide a practical foundation in wilderness medicine for medical professionals
- To teach the principles of patient assessment including management of typical medical and traumatic emergencies encountered in an austere environment.
- To provide treatment guidelines for life support in the wilderness setting
- To review and teach evacuation guidelines
This modern rustic camp sits in the middle of Pleasant Ridge County Park in the upstate of South Carolina, just off of highway 25. It supports one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the upstate, hiking trails, fishing, and other outdoor activities. It is within 30 minutes of some of the Upstate’s premier outdoor locations, including Ceasar’s Head, Table Rock, Jones Gap, Paris Mountain, and DuPont Forest in North Carolina. It is less than 15 minutes to Travelers Rest, one of the best outdoor towns in South Carolina.
- 20 miles north of downtown Greenville, SC
- 46 miles south of downtown Asheville, NC
- 38 miles west of downtown Spartanburg, SC
- 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System (USCSOMG-GHS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 20.50 Attendance
Registration will include one free breakfast on Saturday, April 10th, and complementary shared lodging for the first 20 registrants who select it. Rooms will be bunk style and hold 4-8 persons. Please consider an optional donation to one of the organizations listed below in lieu of having to pay for lodging.
Attendees are responsible for their own meals and are invited to visit nearby establishments. Breakfasts and lunches catered by the camp staff are also available for purchase.*
*A minimum group of 10 individuals must purchase a meal plan; if fewer than 10 select meals, a refund will be provided.
- Access Fund – An organization dedicated to land conservation and maintaining sustainable access to climbing areas throughout the United States South Carolina.
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – One of the principal stewards of the wild spaces of South Carolina Upstate.
- SORBA – Local chapter of the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association involved in bike trail creation, sustainable use, and maintenance.
- Carolina Climbers’ Coalition – A prominent regional climbing organization that purchases, protects, and maintains climbing crags across the Carolinas.
For any questions regarding registration, attestation, and AMA PRA credit, please contact the CME staff at CME@PrismaHealth.org.
For any additional information regarding the course, please contact Nathaniel Mann at Nathaniel.Mann@prismahealth.org.