About this course


This course reviews the essential anatomy of the shoulder, common injuries of the shoulder, and demonstrates techniques for shoulder dislocation reduction. 


After this course, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the anatomy of the shoulder
  • Recognize and initially manage common acute shoulder injuries 
  • Perform shoulder dislocation reduction using methods appropriate for field & austere circumstances


Continuing Education Credits: 0.75 CE Hours


Recommended Medical Level: WFR and above

*The medical terminology in this course is considered more advanced than in a typical WFR course. 


Course Author: Dr. Tim Durkin, Base Medical Chief Medical Director


Course Producer: Dr. Tim Durkin, Base Medical Chief Medical Director

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome

    • Welcome Statement, CE Information, Disclaimer and Disclosure.

  • 02

    Introduction & Background Info

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Intro & Background

  • 03

    Evaluation

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Evaluation

  • 04

    Management

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Management

  • 05

    Cunningham Reduction Technique

    • Cunningham Shoulder Dislocation Reduction

  • 06

    Boss-Holzach-Matter / Davos Reduction Technique

    • Shoulder Dislocation - BHM

  • 07

    Special Considerations

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Special Considerations

  • 08

    Prevention

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Prevention

  • 09

    Evacuation Decision

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Evacuation Decision

  • 10

    Supplemental Materials & References

    • Supplemental Materials, References & Websites of Interest

    • Example EMS protocol - SAR team shoulder reduction

  • 11

    Summary & Conclusion

    • Shoulder Dislocation - Summary & Conclusion

  • 12

    Review Quiz

    • Shoulder Injuries, Dislocations and Reductions - Quiz

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