Lecture

 

February 05, 2011
Grand Teton Lightning Rescue: Medical Directors’ Perspective
Wilderness and Mountain Medicine Conference - Wilderness Medical Society

Canyons Resort - Grand Summit Hotel
Park City, UT



Wilderness and Mountain Medicine Conference  

Wilderness Medical Society

Park City, Utah

February 5-9, 2011

www.wms.org

Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 8:00-8:45 pm


Will Smith, MD, EMT-P, FAWM and AJ Wheeler, MD, FACEP, FAWM


Grand Teton Lightning Rescue: Medical Directors’ Perspective


Description: 

On July 21st of 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton.  The ensuing rescue was the largest single rescue effort in Grand Teton National Park history.  The incident involved 17 patients and considerable resources.  As Medical Advisors for Grand Teton National Park, Drs. Smith and Wheeler provided on-scene medical oversight and assisted with the rescue operations.  They will share their experience from working a Mass Causality Incident in a technical wilderness setting and the treatment of lightning injuries.

Objectives:

1. Discuss medical oversight of wilderness and rescue medicine

2. Understand the rescue response to a wilderness Mass Causality Incident

3. Review the spectrum of disease caused by lightning

Conference Information: WMS Park City 2011 Schedule

Lecture Notes:  PC2011_GTNP_Lightning_SAR_slides.pdf