Mission Planning and Logistics

By Remote Care Education

  • Webcast
  • Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ : 6
  • USD 225.00


Mission Planning and Logistics is organized by Remote Care Education.

Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced mission leader, our collection of logistic and administrative topics is an invaluable preparation you'll find nowhere else.  We cover Cultural Competency, Running Successful Clinical Deployments, Medico-Legal Aspects, Pharmacy & Supply, Maximizing Scope of Practice, and Surgery in Resource-Limited Settings. In many ways, this is the most important bundle we offer because all of these --even 'Surgeries,' which cover considerations for everything from a small splinter to heart surgery--will apply to almost any mission anywhere. Take your first (or your 99th!) step on the path to mission leadership with this collection of essential knowledge for effective performance leading teams in unfamiliar foreign settings.

Included Lectures:
Dr Benjamin LaBrot:
Cultural Competency:
Review common but often-unexpected cultural issues that arise during consults across wide religious, ethnic, geographic, language, and socio-economic gulfs. Learn skills to communicate more effectively with patients, utilize translators, and reduce medical errors related to miscommunication. Participants should gain confidence when approaching consults in unfamiliar cultural settings and using cultural competency skills to improve clinical outcomes.

Dr Benjamin LaBrot:
Running a Successful Mobile Clinic:
A summary of fundamental and specific pre-mission, intra-mission, and post-mission deployment considerations for ensuring successful and safe medical aid work.  This leadership review includes mission due diligence, logistics, team dynamics and clinic organization, important roles, and patient flows in mobile clinic work.  Participants should develop improved mission planning and administration skills and be better prepared for executive-level mission decisions and leadership.

Dr Ben LaBrot:
Medico-Legal Aspects of Mission Work:
Explore the complex medico-legal considerations surrounding mission work in developing regions.  Learn how to avoid placing you or your team in legal trouble while far from home, how to license and ensure the security of your team, and how to make best-practice decisions in resource-limited settings.  Also, review the ethical considerations for mission work and handling medical errors.  Participants should develop an appropriate ethical framework to guide their behavior during medical aid work, reduce their liability on missions, ensure better-informed consent, and work more smoothly with local services.

Dr Ben LaBrot:
Mobile Clinic Pharmacy & Supplies:
Learn how to assemble the most appropriate mobile pharmacy for your mission needs, safely get it all through customs, and use it effectively during your deployment.  Participants learn how to choose the best medications for different setting needs and assemble the most powerful and portable diagnostic tool kit their mission resources allow. Participants develop skills to increase patient compliance and decrease prescribing errors.

Dr Benjamin LaBrot:
Maximizing the Scope of Service in Resource-Limited Settings:
Review the fundamental ways that any mission’s scope of service can be improved. Learn to do more with less:  a critical skill for functioning in resource-limited environments.  Includes planning skills to maximize the impact of medical aid work. Participants learn to add more value to medical aid deployments in the planning stages and during the mission.

Dr Benjamin LaBrot:
Surgical Procedures in Medical Mission Work:
An overview of fundamental surgical considerations in medical aid work, with an emphasis on strategies for remote field settings. Participation in dedicated surgical specialty missions is discussed, as well as surgical procedures in the field, review of anesthesia and sedation techniques in remote settings, developing the most appropriate surgical tool kit for your mission needs, different wound closure strategies, review of common procedure techniques in the field, and the ethical considerations for surgical interventions in mission settings. Participants should gain an increased contextual understanding of the requirements for effective and safe surgical work in medical aid, and increased confidence and competence in planning for surgical mission work and management of specific surgical presentations.


Registration Name Category Last Date Price
Course Fee Final Fee 30 Dec, 2023 USD 225.00


  • Cultural Competency
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Connecticut, Dist of Col, Oregon and Rhode Island
    • Pharmacist: State Required Topic for Dist of Col
  • Medical Error Prevention
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Florida
    • Pharmacist: State Required Topic for New York, Ohio and Oregon
  • Medical Errors
    • Pharmacist: State Required Topic for Dist of Col, Delaware, Florida and Maryland
  • Medical Ethics
    • Physician: State Required Topic for Dist of Col, Florida, Michigan, Nevada and Texas
  • Sedation

Credit Info

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Total Credit(s)
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ : 6


  • Pharmacy and Medicine

Target Audience

  • Physician
  • Pharmacist

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