Revive your magic memories to the first ever Advanced Surfing Medicine Life Support (ASLS) course or imagine what it would be like to participate in the ASLS course with this awesome video!
The EASD ASLS course features a wide array of theory from patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment of (reef-cut) wounds, marine envenomation, musculoskeletal injuries, drowning and hypothermia, rescuing techniques, theory about waves, tides & rips among others.
The participants get practical training by experienced surfing doctors, wilderness medics and surf lifeguard instructors. They will teach the ASLS students how to work with appropriate medical kits, splint injured extremities, and rescue victims in open water. The student will also obtain skills for evacuation management.
In October we will announce the dates for the second ASLS course that will be held in 2014. The application for this course will be opened at the conference!
Special thanks to Bas Bartholomeus for shooting and editing this magic video, and the ASLS Course team for the organization!!
Revive the 2nd Advanced Surfing Medicine Life Support (ASLS) course in Ericeira, Portugal, 4-10th May 2014.
The ASLS course by the EASD features a wide array of surfing and wilderness medicine with theory from outdoor patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment of wounds, marine envenomation, musculoskeletal injuries, drowning and hypothermia, rescuing techniques, theory about waves, tides & rips among others.
The participants get practical training by experienced surfing doctors, wilderness medics and surf lifeguard instructors. They will teach the ASLS students how to rescue victims in open water, work with appropriate medical kits, splint injured extremities, and a lot more.
All details on the next ASLS course will be revealed during this year's Annual Conference in Surfing Medicine which will be held from 9th – 13th September in Sligo/Mullaghmore, Ireland. The application for the strictly limited course places will be opened at the conference!
The Advanced Surf Life Support™ (ASLS) course features a wide array of topics, such as rescue techniques, drowning and hypothermia, diagnosis and treatment of wounds, rips and currents to name but a few aspects. Developed by the European Association of Surfing Doctors and refined over the years it is the original and leading course in surfing medicine specifically designed for health professionals. Participants will experience theoretical and practical training as-well as land and water based scenarios by experienced surfing doctors, wilderness medics, drowning specialists, and professional surf-lifeguard instructors. YOU can make a difference - are you ready? ►► Next Course: 13.05. - 20.05.2018, Peniche, Portugal
As the world's largest and leading collective of medical professionals in surfing 'Surfing Medicine International' (SMI) is actively contributing to and defining standards for surfer welfare. By connecting health professionals representing all medical specialties with a passion for surfing and the ocean, the SMI seeks to share knowledge, expertise, and experience with the global surf community. In a fast developing global surf community, the SMI’s quest is to “Keep the surfer healthy and safe” through numerous activities, such as: treatment in day-to-day practice, serving as contest medical personnel in both professional and amateur surfing arenas, delivering training courses for medical lays and health professionals alike (Surf Life Support™), conducting scientific research work and publication, defining evidence-based standards within the specialty and the sport at large, and convening the Annual Conference in Surfing Medicine where health professional from all over the world convene. Share the passion? See you on one of the various SMI events and in the water!