Offshore Emergency Medicine


Session 1 – Monday,October 7th – Wednesday, October 9th, 2024

Session 2 – Friday,October 11th – Sunday, October 13th, 2024

Registration is now open for both sessions is October!

This 3 day class will be held at The Historic Inns of Annapolis (58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

This popular and continuously updated seminar is now in its 28th year, offering practical medical training for cruisers and racing sailors operating out of range of rapid rescue and professional medical assistance. The program requires 12 – 36 hours of pre-course reading, study, and on-line testing followed by three days of on-site training.  The only training prerequisite is completion of a CPR course, but a basic first aid or wilderness medicine course is also recommended.

Classroom instruction is tied to the student’s own experience through the liberal use of case studies, scenarios, and hands-on assessment problems in a marine context. This course is taught by the men who wrote the book, Wilderness & Rescue Medicine 8th edition by Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C & David Johnson, MD.

Student are required to purchase the course textbook and complete approximately 12 hours of preparatory reading and complete an on-line examination before arriving for on-site training.

Full attendance is required for certification.

Day 1 – 9 hours – Course logistics, introduction, general principles in wilderness medicine, critical body systems, the patient assessment system, basic life support at sea, CPR and AED discussion, airway and ventilation skills, anaphylaxis and asthma, injection training, PAS practice and case studies.

Day 2 – 9 hours – Pain control, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocations, extrication, splinting lab, wound care, wound care lab.

Day 3 – 9 hours – Environmental emergencies, offshore medicine, diagnostic tools, specific disease states, sea sickness, medical kits, special interest topics, debrief, test, adjourn.

CERTIFICATION. Offshore Emergency Medicine Certification is awarded by Wilderness Medical Associates International, and earns 36 hours CME from CAPCE. Offshore Emergency Medicine is Coast Guard approved under CFR 46.

Cost: $1,395/student
Multi-day admission to the Annapolis Power Boat Show & Annapolis Sailboat Show is included with your Emergency Offshore Medicine registration, as well as breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks during the 3 days of class. You are also invited to attend the evening social events with the other Cruisers University students. The class will be held The Historic Inns of Annapolis, 58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Register Here

Refund Policy:
• Refunds are acceptable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.
• Inside 30 days of the event, refunds will be issued if the space can be filled with another student.
• If the space is not filled with another student, there will be no refund or credit carried forward.