This past weekend, I passed my Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course through #NOLS I don’t take these courses for a job, I don’t take these courses cause I want to be a nurse. I learn this knowledge so I have this knowledge because knowledge is power. Hopefully it will never be needed to full affect and if it does, I know I won’t remember 75% percent of it, but the 25% I do might help save a life. And that is worth my time and effort. #wfr#wildernessmedicine#wildernessfirstresponder#sierranevadacollege#knowledgeispower#ipassed
Had a great experience while in Colorado that I’m glad I was able to enjoy over winter break. Being at the CU School of Medicine only gassed the fire I have to pursue a career in the Healthcare field. I’ve learned a lot, grown a lot, and it was great to see other young eager pre-med students with similar paths. Until next time ✌🏾 #EmergencyMedicine#WildernessMedicine#WFR#CUSOM
The training aid game is strong at @skedco with the help of @techlinetrauma making the best casualty simulators on the market. This realistic training method is key in combatting stress overload and task saturation. #training#tacmed#tccc#stopthebleed#paramedic#wildernessmedicine#reachandtreat @northamericanrescue @skinny_medic @soarescue @911tacmed @precisiontacmed @tacmedaustralia @team_techline @nwsde @vertx_official
WAFA is back and registration is open! This 4-day backcountry medical training course teaches how to deal with medical emergencies in remote areas and is recommended for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. Check it out at blackwoodland.org/programs/wildmed! #wafa#wildernessadvancedfirstaid#wildernessmedicine#houston
Out in the wilderness, treating someone’s mental health after a traumatic event may be as important as treating their physical health. @nolsedu teaches 5 tools to help you provide psychological first aid.
1. Create a Safe Environment
2. Create Calm
3. Create Self-Efficacy
4. Create Connection
5. Create Hope
For more details on enacting each step, check out NOLS Wilderness Medicine’s blog post: The 5 Components of Psychological First Aid.
This year's Faculty Advisor is the inspiring Dr. Lara Phillips, MD. **
Dr. Lara Phillips is on faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she works as an emergency medicine physician. She is the faculty advisor of the Wilderness and Disaster Medicine Interest Group at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at TJU. Last year, she completed a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. During this fellowship, she worked at Health Aid Posts in the Annapurna Mountains through the Himalayan Rescue Association and continued to volunteer with relief efforts in Kathmandu after the Nepal earthquake in spring 2015. She has also worked in rural Dillingham, Alaska through the Indian Health Service and in Guyana at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. She has a passion for teaching and service to the underserved in rural areas. She continues to pursue an academic career by combining patient care and teaching in traditional and non-traditional emergency medicine settings. In her free time, Lara enjoys running, mud races, any type of water activity, and traveling.
Register now for the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine’s 2018 High Sierra Wilderness and Travel Conference set for April 18-20 at the Pines Resort at Bass Lake. This course is designed for anyone who may encounter life threatening situations with limited resources such as EM physicians, nurses, PAs, family practitioners, rangers, EMS providers, search and rescue community and outdoor enthusiasts. 15.1 AMA PR Category 1 Credits are available. Details and register at: http://www.ucsfcme.com/2018/MMC18025/info.html #emergencymedicine#wildernessmedicine#travelmedicine#pinesresort#basslake#ucsffresno#cme#continuingmedicaleducation
@rei has agreed to donate some swag to use as prizes for our clinical skills sessions! Start brainstorming some creative ways to stabilize a fracture in the backcountry. You've got just under 2 months to come up with an innovative technique! See you in March!
"It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people." – Martin Luther King Jr. May we, as a people of each great nation, uphold the values of #Respect#Tolerance#Love#Volunteerism !
Clinical Instructor and Diploma in Mountain Medicine faculty Dr @seeterrygo is back in Nepal keeping his skills sharp teaching technical skills for the mountain workers of Nepal. Check out our stories for updates and insights.
A huge shout out to @muventureout, Scotty from SOLO Schools, and all my classmates during this past week of training...I learned a ton and had a lot of fun along the way! #soloschools#WFR#wildernessmedicine
Closing time @snowkingmountain! I'm loving being a volunteer SkiPatroller... even in the rain! It's a fun meld of wilderness and backcountry medicine requiring some improvisation, but I can see @tetonhospital from the chairlifts!
A few more scenario shots from day one of WFR. Practicing the initial assessment, trauma scenarios, and patient movement- with and without help. Phenomenal job! - Instructors for this course, @madwhits and @wolfstich #WFR#savealife#wildernessmedicine