Remote and Austere Medical Skills Course
The RAMS is a five day course providing medical skills and didactic learning for the deployed and operational medical practitioner. It continues from where the TTEMS course left off. In order to attend the RAMS course, delegates need to have taken the TTEMS or have similar training from life experience or from other training providers.
The aim of the Remote and Austere Medical Skills (RAMS) Course is to provide innovative and expert medical skills for the operational, deployed and offshore practitioners to become better and more proficient in their professional career.
The RAMS course is approved through the Wilderness Medical Society for up to 34 credits towards the
Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
The FAWM is an academic award available to all medical professionals. More information is available on the FAWM website.
This course has been used by NREMT Paramedics to meet CME requirements for recertification.
RAMS Course Content
- Blood Analysis: Acid-Base and CBC
- Field Medicine
- Austere Laboratory
- Intro to Microscopy
- Smartphone for Laboratory Diagnosis
- Sepsis in Remote Environments
- Field Escharotomy
- Buddy Transfusion Lab
- Operational Burns
- Disaster Management, Refugees and IDPs
- Nerve Blocks
- Procedural Sedation
- Dental Anaesthesia
- Casting of the Wrist and Ankle
- Introduction to Ultrasound
- Ventilator Theory and Lab
- Advanced Suturing
- Austere Critical Care
- Clinical Case Studies
- Human Cadaver training for the Tanzanian based courses
RAMS Course Details
Duration: 5 days
Not including accommodation
30 Nov to 4 Dec, 2020
Tactical Paramedic board certification exam
Currently registered paramedics, pre-hospital nurses and medical doctors can arrange to sit the US board certification exam to become a Tactical Paramedic. The exam is offered at the beginning of the RAMS course.
Live Casualty Simulations
The RAMS course includes hands on experience with live casualty scenarios with special effects makeup.
Prolonged Field Care
The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine incorporates PFC scenarios during this course. Delegates will be required to assess, manage and monitor their casualties for extended periods of time under resource poor environments.
Learn from the best
All of our instructors are currently working as healthcare professionals. We have former Special Forces medics, Navy SEAL medics, Special Air Service medics as well as medical doctors with military and expedition experience.
We are passionate about training.