Medical Assistance in Challenging Environments [MACE] Basic

Medical Assistance in Challenging Environments
MACE training from Lazarus Training
Medical training for remote environments from Lazarus Training


Our Medical Assistance in Challenging Environments programme is aimed at people working in remote or hostile environments such as media workers or NGO staff.

Providing medical care when remote from medical facilities is difficult, it might be the climate, the terrain or the political situation, but providing medical care in challenging environments requires confidence. This confidence can be developed and maintained by realistic and practical training.

Our range of packages focus on the practical application of life saving skills and the decision making processes required to be self sufficient where there is no ambulance.


Typically Basic level content would include:

Initial Scene Management and assessment

Casualty assessment

Dealing with an unconscious casualty

Dealing with a casualty who is convulsing/having a seizure

Performing BLS on an adult, child or infant

Management of a choking adult, child or infant

Airway management including the recovery position

Management of a casualty in shock

Ballistic injury including gunshot and blast injury

Management of a casualty who is bleeding, both with and without equipment

Management of a casualty with chest, head or spinal injury

Management of a casualty with chest pain or cardiac conditions

Management of a casualty with a skeletal injury

Management of a casualty with eye injuries

Management of infection and wound care

Automated External Defibrillator [where available]

Our training programmes include a high amount of practical training scenarios. These vary according to the group include low light, noise and casualty simulation to enhance the learning experience and the delegates’ confidence.


Our Basic package is normally two days long, this is dependant on finalised content and any logistical requirements i.e. travel time for the delegates. Our MACE Basic course is a perfect medical training refresher for people who have already received hostile environments training and just wish to refresh their medical skills.


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