Lecture

 

February 07, 2011
Get Out of There! Evacuation in the Wilderness
Wilderness and Mountain Medicine Conference - Wilderness Medical Society

Canyons Resort - Grand Summit Hotel
Park City, Utah



Wilderness and Mountain Medicine Conference  

Wilderness Medical Society

Park City, Utah

February 5-9, 2011

www.wms.org


Sunday, February 6, 2011 – 4:00-4:45 pm


Will Smith, MD, EMT-P, FAWM


Get Out of There!  Evacuation in the Wilderness

Description:

Illness and injuries occurring in the wilderness are often difficult to evacuate due to their remote locations.  Search and Rescue is sometimes available to help with this endeavor, but self-rescue must also be a consideration.  Dr. Smith will discuss evacuation strategies and medical considerations from self-rescue options to complex Search and Rescue operations.

Objectives:

1. Discuss wilderness evacuation strategies

2. Describe the realms of wilderness evacuation

3. Acknowledge special medical considerations in wilderness rescue

Conference Information: WMS Park City 2011

Lecture Notes: Get Out PC 2011 WMS Smith slides.pdf