Lecture

 

November 25-27, 2017
Two Lectures: Bringing Combat Medicine to the Wilderness and Mountain Medicine – Where Ambulances Can’t Go
World Extreme Medicine

Dynamic Earth
Edinburgh, UK


The combat medicine lecture considers how the advancement of prehospital care on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan is pushing a new approach to Remote/Wilderness medical care, while the mountain medicine lecture tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness settings.

Bringing Combat Medicine to the Wilderness

Advancement of prehospital care on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan is pushing a new approach to EMS and Remote/Wilderness medical care. This lecture will look at some of the hot topics of tourniquet use, hemostatic agents and rearranging our ABC’s to CAB. Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Rescue Task Force (RTF) concepts will be introduced as an approach to mass violence and active shooter situations and how they can be extrapolated to use in the Wilderness.


Mountain Medicine – Where Ambulances Can’t Go

Mountain medicine tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness and other austere settings. This case study based lecture discusses 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.



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