The clinical week experience is a 5-day clinical class and exercise for herbalists in the intermediate herbal medic program. This is a chance not only to learn and apply clinical skills as an individual, but also how to set up and run a clinic as a team.
The course will start September 11 – 15th, 2017, following the 2-day Emergency Childbirth hands-on training at our San Antonio campus.
Each clinical week is given an overall focus. The September San Antonio clinic will offer focus on herbal health care for women, children and individuals in need of herbal health care in communities of need. During this clinical week experience students will perform intake, prepare and run an apothecary, teach community education mini-lectures, and stabilization of both real clinical clients as part of the daily schedule. Students from the Doula and Family Herbalist program will also attend the clinical week to offer womens’ wellness consultations and classes around womens’ herbal health.
WHAT THE CLINICAL WEEK IS LIKE
Classes will be given in the areas of an herbal clinic setup (especially in a remote or post-disaster setting), medicine making (percolation tinctures), materia medica and round table discussions with case reviews.
Throughout the day, students will perform full subjective and objective intakes on clients, write up SOAP notes, practice clinical assessment skills, discuss assessments and protocols, and present work at an end-of-day roundtable discussion.
Students will also prepare, stock and maintain a working apothecary throughout the week, which may include preparing special protocols for clients, and possibly teach a short class to others. Between classes, intake, prep, study and presentation, most of the days will run a little on the long side.
Clinic location will be moved at least once, and will alternate between urban clinic locations. Moving the clinic will be a part of the experience.
All students will be working within leadership and team roles throughout the week.
Skills you will learn:
• Clinic setup
o Basic principles in any clinic
o Post-disaster clinic setup
o Apothecary planning, prepping, packing and final setup
• Clinical Skills
o Intake of clinic clients
o SOAP Notes
o Assessment and creating an herbal protocol
o Medicine making as needed
o Materia medica reviews
o Working as a clinical team
o Setting up and running a first aid/emergency medicine section in the clinic
Intensive Week Details
Tuition: $500. A $250 deposit is required to hold a space in this course. There must be a minimum of 5 registered students for the course to run.
Accomodations: Students can camp (tent, car, RV, etc.) at the school camping area or stay in a nearby airbnb or hotel. School accommodations include a field kitchen (refrigeration, stove, sink, counters), outdoor shower and small above-ground pool, porta potty and composting latrine, electricity for recharging phones and laptops and wifi. Students are responsible for their travel arrangements and food.
Shuttle from bus station or airport: We can provide airport or bus shuttling to the school if needed, with a quick trip to the area grocery store on the way to the school. Shuttled transport is $20 to/from the airport.
Gear List: This will be emailed out several weeks prior to the intensive week course to all registered students.
Pre-Requisites: none. This 5-day course completes one of four needed clinical intensive weeks as part of the Clinical Herbal Medic Program.
HOW TO REGISTER
Step 1: If you would like to participate in the San Antonio clinical week, send an email to us here!
Step 2: To secure a spot in the clinical week, a minimum $250 deposit is due. The full tuition is $500 and can be submitted in installments if needed. Check or money orders are preferred, but credit card and Paypal options are also available upon request.
Step 3: Advance team planning. Students will work together on the clinical preparations prior to the clinical week. Additional information is sent out after registration.