INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING AND WINTER WILDERNESS MEDICINE - DONNER SUMMIT / TAHOE CALIFORNIA

 

Cost and Options

Price: 
$449.00
 
Cost and Options Details: 

Course cost includes: course and 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Course cost does not include: transportation, lodging, meals or other items on the equipment list.

 

Course Location

 

Target Audience

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.

 

CME Information

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 are available for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

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.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Hypothermia
  • Ski and Snowboard Injury Patterns
  • Avalanche Resuscutation
  • Frostbite
  • Fractures and Dislocations in the the Wilderness
  • Wilderness Medical Kits
  • Pre-hospital Patient Assessment and Care in the Wilderness
  • Wilderness Rescue for the Backcountry Traveler
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • Avalanche Case Scenarios

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

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