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 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8 hours of California Continuing Education credits are available for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness Medicine Course
Join Sierra Rescue/Rescue 3 West and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC (TWM) for a combined swift water rescue and wilderness medicine course on the South Fork American River. This Saturday - Sunday course includes Rescue 3 International's swift water rescue certification for rafters, kayakers, canoeists, and other recreational river users.
Our faculty has extensive expertise in backcountry travel, river travel, climbing, and medical education. The CME curriculum will inlcude case studies relevant to swift water rescue and wilderness river travel. The CME is 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM and applicable to physician, nurse, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and paramedic continuing education. (Other Professionals: Check with your governing entity to determine usefulness of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™).
- Introduction to Wilderness Medicine
- Wilderness Patient Assessment
- Heat Related Illness
- Wound Management & Burns
- Drowning/Submersion/Dive Injuries
- Bites, Stings, and Animal Attacks
- Cold Related Illness
- Wilderness Trauma - case based workshop on selected topics
- Dislocations and reductions
- Fracture management and splinting
- Evacuation and patient packaging
- Spinal assessment and immobilization
- Improvised wilderness care
- Improvised litters
Educational Objectives: 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.