Austere Medicine: Acute Care Course

12 week online training | taught by Sam Coffman
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Sam Coffman
Sam Coffman
Lead Instructor

About the Instructor

Sam has worked with herbs since 1987 and formally as a clinical herbalist for over 15 years. He served in the military for 10 years of which 6 were as a US Special Forces Medic (aka Green Beret Medic). He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, a Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and a Wilderness First Responder instructor.

Sam is the founder of The Human Path/Herbal Medics Academy and co-founder of Herbal Medics which is the school's outreach organization that works with underserved communities.

His primary goal has become the creation of an integrative medical model that embraces both vitalistic and mechanistic aspects of herbalism into a collaboration with orthodox and energetic models of diagnosis and treatment, to include orthodox western medicine. To this end, he has created and co-created nearly 2000 hours of pathophysiology-based herbal medicine curriculum, and led hundreds of herbal clinics in remote, austere, post-disaster and underserved areas. Also as part of integrating orthodox medicine with plant medicine, Sam regularly works as an herbalist with, teaches with and instructs doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses, and other licensed health care practitioners.

Dr. Steve Pehrson, MD, and Sam Coffman have developed another unique austere medicine course to add to the full Austere Medicine program. Both Steve and Sam served in the US Army as Special Forces Medics (aka: Green Beret Medics) and bring many decades of experience in the areas of emergency medicine, tactical medicine, family practice, clinical herbalism, botanical medicine making, post-disaster relief and many other subjects to the classroom in this second austere medicine course of the series.

This unique online course is a pre-requisite to attend the 5-day Austere Acute Care Medicine (AACM) hands-on intensive at our 50-acre campus north of San Antonio, TX. The online course is a stand-alone course as well for those who are unable to attend the hands-on intensive. This information-packed online course includes over 40 hours of pre-recorded video lectures, special presentations, handouts and quizzes as well as live Q & A sessions. All videos, lectures, Q & A’s and handouts are downloadable.

The AACM online and on-site course is focused on acute, integrative care in remote, underserved, post-disaster or austere conditions. This includes patient assessment, treatment and support using both pharmaceutical and botanical medicine in a highly integrative manner that is practical and sustainable in even complete grid-down environments.

Acute health conditions that are addressed in the online AACM course include:

  • Infectious disease (viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal) in the following areas of the body
  • Upper respiratory (sinus, throat, mouth)
  • Lower respiratory
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Digestive tract and liver
  • Upper and lower urinary tract
  • Pain – including headache, musculo-skeletal pain (including osteoarthritis), visceral (organ) pain
  • Local skin infections
  • Nail infections and conditions (e.g. ingrown)
  • Allergies
  • Kidney stones
  • Gallstones
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Orthopedic injuries: assessment and treatment

The botanical medicine portions of this course include the following topics and more:

  • Herbal medicine pertaining to all acute illness and injury listed above
  • Disease assessment through the eyes of a clinical herbalist
  • Using a materia medica of over 100 herbs
  • Formulas and protocols specific to cellular pathophysiology
  • Supporting the tissue and homeostasis
  • Basic medicine making concepts
  • Dosage and toxicity
  • Integrating all of these concepts with orthodox medicine for the best of both worlds.

The orthodox medicine portions of this course include the following topics and more:

  • Clinical assessment and diagnosis
  • Interpreting lab tests that can be performed in the field
  • Basic pharmaceutical medicine
  • Minor surgery techniques
  • Integrating all of these concepts with botanical medicine for the best of both worlds.

Course Contents

169 Videos
2 Quizzes
14 Texts
32 PDFs
42.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

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Week 2
280:33
Mid-Term Quiz (Mid-Term Break)