Lecture

 

May 26, 2010
Mountain Medicine – ‘Where Ambulances Can’t Go’
Grand Rounds - Emergency Medicine Residency

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA


Grand Rounds - Emergency Medicine Residency

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, LA

Website: http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/emergency_medicine/residency_home.aspx

 

May 26, 2010

 

Mountain Medicine – ‘Where Ambulances Can’t Go’

 

Mountain medicine tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness and other austere settings.  This lecture explores the many realms of Search and Rescue as well as other wilderness settings and discusses medical adaptations that must be made in each to optimize patient care and minimize risk to the patient and rescuers.

 

Objectives:

1) Describe the realms of Mountain Medicine.

2) Acknowledge medical considerations in each setting.

3) Discuss treatment and evacuation strategies.