Keep your team alive in the great outdoors with a rugged repertoire of off-the-grid medical skills and some old-fashioned ingenuity.
Become an outdoor medical specialist and discover how to treat the most common medical conditions that strike adventurers deep in the wilderness. In this class, you’ll develop the skills to respond to injuries such as burns, broken bones, and animal bites. Keep an eye on the sky so you’re prepared for weather conditions ranging from severe lightning to extreme heat. Splint fractures, neutralize toxins, reverse hypothermia, and combat altitude illness as you embark on a (simulated) expedition full of unexpected turns.
Respond to a variety of interactive medical scenarios. Practice keeping your cool when faced with patients in shock, and work with a team of fellow responders to stabilize and transport a group of stranded hikers.
Bone and Joint Injuries
Can you set a broken bone using only the contents of your backpack and the surrounding forest? Use sticks to stabilize fractures and discover how to best treat sprains and dislocation.
When lightning strikes or altitude sickness kicks in at the summit, discover how to best react. Build your knowledge and instincts to respond to heat, dehydration, and hyperthermia.
Medical Assessment + Diagnosis
Practice rapid trauma assessment, used by first responders to quickly assess and diagnose a patient. Take into account your patient history and the environment to narrow down possible causes. Whether you’re faced with anaphylaxis or open wounds, discover innovative ways to respond with minimal resources.
Courses are just one part of your day at EXPLO. Electives, activities, evening events… We pack a ton into a single day — imagine what you can do in three weeks.
Choose from 20+ trip options each session.
Culture. Entertainment. Adventure.
Live, learn, and become lifelong friends with students from six continents.
Independence takes practice, and there are bumps along the way. (Don’t worry, mom. We’ve got this.)