Lecture

 

May 17-20, 2012
Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet!
COLORADO SYMPOSIUM ON EMERGENCY CARE

Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO


Keynote Lunch Presentation



Friday, May 18, 2012
12:00-1:15 pm

DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTATION:     On July 21st, 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.  Dr. Smith directed medical operations on-site, and will discuss how the Mass Causality Incident unfolded in a technical wilderness setting and the treatment of the lightning injuries sustained. 

LIST LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS PRESENTATION: 

            1)  Discuss general wilderness medical issues.      

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

            3)  Review the spectrum of disease caused by lightning.


Conference Brochure: 2012May CSEC Brochure.pdf

Lecture Slides: 2012May CSEC Lightning MCI slides.pdf