January 08, 2010
Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS
NAEMSP 2010 Annual Meeting

Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, AZ

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
2010 Annual Meeting

January 7-9, 2010
Pointe Hilton Tapatio cliffs Resort
Phoenix, AZ

NAEMSP Meetings Web Page

Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS

Wilderness EMS has many realms and with each comes special considerations that differ from the traditional ‘front country’ EMS world.  The traditional rules of practicing medicine sometimes have to be broken in order to best care for the patient in a ‘wilderness setting’.  Medical oversight of Wilderness EMS presents a challenge as it must allow the pre-hospital provider to take care of the patient in whatever austere environment they find themselves in without the usual resources.  

This lecture will lead the group through some of the topics unique to medical oversight of Wilderness EMS and what protocols and other skills can be implemented to optimize care of patients in the wilderness setting. 

Lecture Notes: Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS Jan2010 NAEMSP slides (pdf)