Practical Medicine

Increasingly, Canadian organizations operate in foreign climates, cultures, and countries. Many of these environments lack sophisticated medical infrastructure, and carry increased risk of personnel injury, infection, and disease. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to prepare their personnel for incidents while operating abroad. In these complex environments, evacuation assets are not reliable. However, training your staff to a higher echelon of first responder care can mitigate medical risk while employed abroad.

Practical Medicine for Hostile or Underdeveloped Regions (One Day)

  • Ideology of on-scene care provision in hostile environment

  • Practical applications of first aid principles in challenging situations, to include:
    • Scene management
    • Airway management
    • Haemorrhage control
    • Chest injuries
    • Extremity trauma
    • Head injuries
    • Abdominal trauma
    • Treatment algorithms to suit your environment
  • Geographical health threats
  • Pre-employment planning considerations


Practical Medicine for Hostile of Underdeveloped Regions (Two Day)

In addition to the one-day curriculum:

  • Burns
  • Lifts and carries
  • Extrication
  • Scenarios designed to suit your operating environment


As per the Labour Code of Canada, it is the responsibility of the employer to sufficiently prepare their workforce for operation in potentially hostile environments worldwide. Medical training from Millbrook fulfills legal due diligence, instills confidence in your staff, and should be considered a prerequisite for operations abroad.