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Austere Medicine: Trauma Focus Online 2019

Austere Medicine – Trauma Focus

This is an online course. You can take this anywhere you have an internet connection. You do not have to be present in our area to take the course! Registration closes on June 17th, 2019.

The online portion consists of 12 weeks of lectures that take the student through both orthodox and herbal medicine in a remote or post-disaster environment where care may include wilderness first aid, emergency medicine, minor surgery, post-operative surgical care, wound and infection management and more.  The medical focus of this course is “doing more with less.” The online portion can be taken separately if desired. Our 3-day Wilderness First Aid certification is a required prerequisite for those without a background in emergency medicine.

The online lectures and material include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology – Trauma-related anatomy and physiology of the head, torso, pelvis and extremities·
  • Cellular homeostasis·
  • Fluid balance and resuscitation·
  • Shock
  • Blood loss, blood salvage & resuscitation
  • Surgical wound & hemostasis management
  • Anesthesia
  • Suturing
  • Surgical and emergency medicine gear in austere environments
  • Pharmaceuticals for austere and post-disaster environments
  • Introduction to herbal medicine
  • Herbal medicine making
  • Herbal materia medica for austere environments
  • Wound healing and infection management using herbal medicine
  • Live Q & A with Steve Pehrson and Sam Coffman
  • Scenario round table discussions from previous year’s on-site intensives (audio)
  • Clinic planning, setup and management in post-disaster and austere environments


Dates: May 6th – July 29th, 2019.

Registration will remain open until June 17th, 2019.

Midterm break is the week of June 17th, class resumes the following week.

Final week of class is that of July 29th.

Testing will open on August 5th, 2019 and remain open until August 31st.

A passing grade is required to attend the Austere Medicine: Trauma 5-day on-site in October.

Location: This is an online course. You can take this class anywhere you have an internet connection.

Pre-requisites: none

The 12-week online course is required to be completed with a passing grade to attend the 5-day Austere Medicine on-site course, as well as the 16-hour WFA (or its equivalent)

Wilderness First Aid Certification: 10/18/19 – 10/20/19.

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If you want to pay with a check or money order, just email us for mailing information!

Early Bird Tuition: $250, available until March 31st. (Online processing fees apply)

Check/Money Order Discount: $250 (No processing fees)

Cash Discount: $225


Regular Tuition: $300 (Online processing fees apply)

Check/Money Order Discount: $300 (No processing fees)

Cash Discount: $270


Austere Bundle: online + WFA = $500, available only until March 31st. (Online processing fees apply)

Austere Check/Money Order Discount: $500 (No processing fees)

Austere Cash Discount: $450

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Online + Austere 5-Day: $750 (saves $25) available only until March 31st. (Online processing fees apply)

Online + Austere Check/Money Order Discount: $750 (No processing fees)

Online + Austere Cash Dicsount: $675

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Online + Austere 5-Day + WFA Check/Money Order Discount: $1000 Available until March 31st. (Saves $50)


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Dates: This is a 4 week online course beginning on January 30th, 2023.

All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use.

*Shipping of the poster is included for free with course tuition within the US. A digital copy will be provided to students outside of the US.

The online classroom access will close 4 weeks after the last week of class. Access will close on March 31st, 2023.

Registration closes on February 13th, 2023.

Course Hours: 16 contact hours for Physiology and Plant Science as well as Austere Medicine.


If you are located outside of the US, you will receive a digital copy of the poster that is being mailed out to students that you can have printed!

Early Bird Tuition: $70, available until 1/1/23 (Online processing fees apply.)

Early Bird Venmo/Check/Money Order/E-invoice Discount: $70 until 1/1/23 (No processing fees)


Regular Tuition: $90 (Processing fees apply)

Venmo/Check/E-invoice/Money Order Discount: $90 (No processing fees)

This is a 4-week online course that can be taken anywhere that you have an internet connection. You do not need to be in our area to participate.