2021 Canyon Country Adventure
This week long expedition will focus on wilderness medical and survival issues, especially those experienced in arid and desert areas. This include hypothermia, hyperthermia, trauma, musculoskeletal soft tissue issues, dislocations...
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This week long expedition will focus on wilderness medical and survival issues, especially those experienced in arid and desert areas. This include hypothermia, hyperthermia, trauma, musculoskeletal soft tissue issues, dislocations/fractures, toxic animals, and lost persons. We will meet in St. George, UT (could also fly into Las Vegas, NV) then drive to Bryce National Park and to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument where the majority of classes and hikes will be held. We'll have additional classes at Zion National Park before returning to St. George. All food, group camping gear, and ground transportation from St. George will be provided. Participants will be responsible for their own clothing, eating utensils, and sleeping bag/pad. Enrollment is limited to 14 participants to allow for optimal small group learning, authentic wilderness experiences, and efficient travel and logistics. Objectives: This course is designed to educate participants in the pathophysiology, recognition and treatment of a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital or definitive care. ,Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to: • Establish a set of treatment priorities for care of the sick or injured in wilderness settings. • Demonstrate basic aspects of improvised care, rescue and evacuation. • Learn basic field skills enabling a physician to be more capable in a setting remote from definitive care. ,Topics (order of educational lectures will be determined by the faculty dependent upon conditions and status of the group): Intro to Wilderness Medicine, Campcraft, Assessment, Patient Movement & Spinal Issues, Altitude Illness, Orthopedics & Splinting, Cold Injuries, Heat Related Illnesses, Water Treatment, Wounds and Burns, Head Injuries, Litters & Carries, SAR, Bites, Stings & Toxins, Scenarios, Drowning, Survival and Desert & Canyoneering Safety and Hyperthermia. ,WHERE: Dixie National Forest, Zion National Park