Austere Medicine: Trauma

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.

The online portion consists of 12 weeks of 

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.

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

Course Contents

132 Videos
10 Quizzes
13 Texts
26 PDFs
9 Audios
7 Downloads
48.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Full Set of Austere Medicine (Trauma) PDF Supplementary Files
Final Exam