Physicians and other medical professionals who engage in wilderness activities, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who are likely to encounter illness or injury in remote or resource-limited settings.
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8 California Continuing Education credits available for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
Introduction to Backcountry Skiing and Winter Wilderness Medicine - Donner Summit / Tahoe California
INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING AND WINTER WILDERNESS MEDICINE
In conjunction with Alpine Skills International, this course combines continuing medical education (CME) curriculum with an introduction to Backcountry Skiing course. The didactic and field sections of the CME course are designed to provide medical professionals the knowledge and skills to apply their medical expertise in the winter wilderness environment
LEARN PRACTICAL WINTER WILDERNESS MEDICINE SKILLS IN THE OUTDOOR WINTER ENVIRONMENT
Through lectures, hands-on sessions and scenarios, you will enhance your medical training and learn to apply your medical knowledge to the winter outdoor environment.
- Acute Mountain Sickness
- Ski and Snowboard Injury Patterns
- Avalanche Resuscitation
- Fractures and Dislocations in the the Wilderness
- Wilderness Medical Kits
- Avalanche Rescue
Intro to Backcountry Skiing Topics:
- Appropriate clothing and accessories
- Touring equipment options
- How to interpret the avalanche bulletin
- Intro to avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
- Uphill touring techniques with climbing skins
- Step-around turns and kick-turns
- Avalanche hazard recognition and avoidance
- Downhill group travel techniques
After attending this conference, the participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate increased awareness of medical problems unique to the wilderness and austere environments
- Prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses or injuries in the wilderness and/or remote location
- Promote increased awareness of safety and accident prevention in wilderness surroundings
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC reserves the right to change or substitute course faculty without advance or prior notice to participants.
It is the policy of Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC to disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest of faculty members related to the content of their presentation to participants to help the participants form their own judgment about the presentation.