Workshop - Essential Primary Care Skills for Wilderness Environments and Austere Settings - David Kuhns, MPS, CCPA, PA-C

November 12, 2022 from 1:30pm EDT to 5:20pm EDT


This interactive, hands-on case-based workshop will allow participants to learn to address common ailments and injuries that can occur in backcountry. We will use both evidence and experience-based approaches to a spectrum of problems, ranging from eye injuries, dehydration, hypothermia to sprains, fractures, and dislocations.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify patients at risk for hypothermia
  2. Construct an effective "hypothermia treatment wrap"
  3. Perform reduction and stabilization of dislocations and angulated extemity fractures
  4. Using a variety of easily accessible equipment commonly found in a backpacking or paddling group, make a variety of immobilization devices for stabilization of typical backcountry orthopaedic injuries
  5. Address common ocular injuries, including corneal abrasions and foreign bodies

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