Minor Emergencies Course
The MEC is an online course worth 40 hours of continuing professional development.
Learn how to assess and manage minor injuries seen in remote and austere environments.
It is a three-part programme that includes the Minor Emergencies Course, Minor Illness Course and Pharmacology for the Remote Medic.
The aim of this 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.
MEC Final Exam
The final exam is open book and taken online. The pass mark is 80% or higher. There are 35 multiple choice questions and you are given one hour to complete it. There are no retests for this exam. If you fail this exam you will have to retake the entire course.
MEC Course Content
72 Minor Injuries Covered
|Ankle Sprain||Dislocated Shoulder||Migraine|
|Athlete’s Foot||Dizziness||Muscle Cramps|
|Back Pain||Ear Infections||Nose Bleed|
|Bee Sting||Earwax Blockage||Plantar Fasciitis|
|Bug Bite||Finger Dislocation||Ring Removal|
|Burns||Fingernail Injury||Runny Nose|
|Canker Sore||Fingertip Injury||Scaphoid Fracture|
|Cervical Strain||Foreign Body In Ear||Sinusitis|
|Chest Cold||Foreign Body In Eye||Smoke Inhalation|
|Chest Pain||Foreign Body In Foot||Sore Throat|
|Collar Bone Fracture||Foreign Body In Skin||Splinter|
|Colourful Urine||Foreign Body In Throat||Sprains In General|
|Concussion||Foreign Body Under The Nail||Subungual Hematoma|
|Constipation||Gouty Arthritis||Tension Headache|
|Corneal Abrasion||Heat Illness||Tick Bite|
|Dental Pain||Hives||Urinary Tract Infection (Lower)|
|Dental Trauma||Hypothermia||Urinary Tract Infection (Upper)|
|Diarrhoea||Knee Sprain||Zipper Entrapment|
MEC Course Details
Self paced online learning
Online access for one year
Who is this for?
For paramedics, remote medics and expedition medics who need to develop head knowledge and hand knowledge of minor injuries that they may see whilst working in the Middle East, on oil rigs, transit vessels and remote clinics worldwide. This course provides an excellent background of knowledge on the most common presenting injuries and conditions encountered by those who manage and treat adults in remote and austere settings.
Learn from the best
All of our instructors are currently working as healthcare professionals. We have former Special Forces medics, city based paramedics, remote medic as well as medical doctors with military and expedition experience.
We are passionate about training.