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Welcome to the Patient Assessment module

This module, follows the ‘Introduction to Wilderness Medicine‘, and focuses on the skill of evaluating a person’s current well-being in an outdoor setting.

Here, you’ll learn how to assess a patients vital signs’– the core indicators of life and health. and interpret what they mean in a wilderness context. You’ll start learning to distinguish between safe situations, those that need monitoring, and those that require immediate action. This skill is vital for anyone looking to provide effective care in the wilderness.

Mastering patient assessment is your next step towards becoming a proficient medical provider in wild settings and opens the module Primary Survey. This module lays the groundwork for making informed, life-saving decisions in the challenging world of wilderness medicine.