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Wilderness Medical Society - WMSbrochure 1
Medical Volunteering in Developing Countries See Below*
The three hour seminar will focus on the medical problems that long-term
health care workers face in the developing world. It will include travel
immunizations, food precautions, in-the-field water disinfection techniques,
long term malaria RX, the prevention and treatment of traveler's diarrhea.
HIV/AIDS risk for health professionals and how to use on-line sources to find
and evaluate medical positions abroad.
*11-001-1-2 (11-002-1-2, 11-012-1-2 elective credit)
Phil Rasori, M.D.
$50 - 3 Hr CME
Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00 am ­ 12:00 noon
Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
The Role of the Physician Advisor
A review of what wilderness first responders and wilderness emergency
medical technicians are trained to do.
Dave Johnson, M.D. (WMA) and Shana Tarter (WMI of NOLS)
$25 - 1.5 Hr CME
Sunday, July 23rd, 1:00 pm ­ 2:30 pm
Stretches that Harm, Stretches that Help
Course Description: Many common stretches are ineffective, counterproductive,
or injurious. Learn which stretches help and which harm in this fun, active
workshop. Learn therapeutic, diagnostic, and innovative stretches, and how to
not get stiff and sore in the first place.
Jolie Bookspan, Ph.D.
Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00 pm ­ 3:00 pm
Survival 1, Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
05-010-2-2, 05-013-1-2
This workshop answers the question, "Could I survive an unexpected night
out?," on a personal level. It reviews both the psychology and the physiology of
survival under arduous conditions. During the workshop commercial survival
kits will be available and evaluated by the instructors who also display the
equipment they routinely carry. The selection and use of effective clothing will
also be discussed and demonstrated.
Peter Kummerfeldt
Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00 am ­ 12:00 noon
Sunday, July 23rd, 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
Survival 2, Beyond the Unexpected Night Out See Below*
During this workshop participants will practice, under the guidance of the
instructor, effective fire building techniques, the selection of safe shelter sites,
erecting efficient emergency shelters and the methods used to attract the
attention of rescuers. This is a hands-on workshop conducted in the field - wear
clothing suitable for working in the outdoors and walking or hiking shoes. Part
2 can be taken without taking Part 1.
*(05-009-.5-2, 05-018-.5-2, 05-011-.5-2, 05-012-.5-2, 05-014-.5-2, 05-003-.25.2,
05-004-.25-2 elective credit only)
Peter Kummerfeldt
Monday, July 24th, 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
Update on Assessment & Treatment of Wilderness Envenoming
This case-based, practical skills training program is directed at the remote care
provider working in austere developing regions. Cases will include clinical trial
and outcome data from recently-completed programs in Africa and SE Asia.
Participants will expand upon bedside and laboratory-supported assessment to
include local epidemiology and natural history of species, and familiarity with
pitfalls in medical transfer in developing countries. An explanation of treatment
using foreign-manufactured antivenins and neurotoxin mitigation therapies,
and specifics regarding value of initial care therapies will be discussed.
Participants will have the opportunity to select the correct initial, interval and
definitive therapy for 9 high-consequence envenomings using a antivenin
formulary and purpose-designed wilderness medical kit.
Michael Callahan, M.D.
$75 - 3 Hr CME
Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
Avoid Decision Traps in the Backcountry
06-021-1-2 (elective credit only)
Course Description: To avoid wilderness accidents, simply knowing about objective
hazards is not enough. You must also recognize subjective hazards, or traps in
decision making that lead to accidents. In this interactive workshop, we will
explore six common traps that frequently claim backcountry victims, and develop
personalized tools for their avoidance.
Ian McCammon, Ph.D. Sponsored by WMI of NOLS
$ 40 - 2 Hr CME
Sunday, July 23rd 2:30-4:30 pm
Core Training in the Outback
Course Description: A revolution in core training - no crunches. Special one-hour
workshop with the award-winning scientist who developed this method. Get back
pain relief from simple techniques and learn functional strengthening from simple
moves to the toughest you can get.
Jolie Bookspan, Ph.D.
Tuesday, July 25th 3:15 pm ­ 4:15 pm
Fix Your Own Back Pain
Course Description: In this fast-paced, jam-packed, sometimes humorous workshop,
learn to fix low back pain, upper back pain, neck pain, sciatica, bad discs, lordosis, SI,
and hip dysfunction. See the principles in action where you least expect them. Learn
more solutions than you can shake a stick at. Come prepared to excite your brain.
Jolie Bookspan, Ph.D.
Monday, July 24th , 1:00 pm ­ 5:00 pm
Fly Fishing, Parts 1 and 2
Course Description: This is a two half-day workshop including 3 hours of practical
casting instruction, as well as 3 hours of presentations on equipment selection, fly
patterns, knots, and fishing strategies for Rocky Mountain trout. Dry fly techniques
will be emphasized.
Phil Rasori, M.D.
Sunday, Part 1: 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm / Monday, Part 2: 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
GPS Navigation
05-025-1-0 (elective credit only)
Course Description: Join this class to learn about waypoints, tracks, routes, and UTM
grid system, and build confidence in using high-tech equipment. Wear sturdy shoes
and bring rain gear. Equipment is provided.
Sheryl Olson, RN
Sunday, July 23rd, 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm / Monday, July 24th, 1:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
Improvised Splinting
12-011-1-0, 12-021-.5-0
Course Description: Hands on splinting workshop on improvised splints in the
backcountry; includes splinting of common injuries such as femur, wrist and
shoulder fractures. Includes using improvised materials that would be found in a
typical backpack.
$25 - .75 Hr CME
Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00 am ­ 10:30 am / Monday, July 24th, 1:00 pm ­ 2:30 pm
Litters and Packaging
06-008-1-0, 12-033-.5-0
Course Description: A hands-on workshop reviewing packaging a patient in a variety
of commercial and improvised litters, as well as long term care considerations.
$25 - .75 Hr CME
Saturday, July 22nd, 10:30 am ­ 12:00 noon
Monday, July 24th, 2:00 pm ­ 4:00 pm
Map and Compass Navigation
This course will teach wilderness map reading, orientation, triangulation, and route
finding. Field application will allow participants to practice map and compass skills.
All equipment is provided. Wear sturdy shoes and bring rain gear.
Sheryl Olson, RN
Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00 am ­ 12:00 noon
Tuesday, July 25th, 2:00 pm ­ 5:00 pm

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