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Emergency Wilderness Medicine Symposium

PACCAR Medical Education Center

Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Emergency Wilderness Medicine Symposium

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adena Medical Group Physician   more info Ended Free $0.00
Adena Healthcare Professional Ended Free $0.00
Physician (Non-Adena)   more info Ended $125.00 $0.00
Healthcare Professional (Non-Adena) Ended $75.00 $0.00
EMS, First Responders Ended $25.00 $0.00
Students/Interns/Residents Ended Free $0.00
12 years old and up
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

This educational event is developed to educate healthcare providers and members of the community in addressing medical care issues in a wilderness setting outside of traditional healthcare facilities.   Education provided will include typical and non-typical wilderness medicine treatment.  Hands on simulation and workshops will be included.

Chillicothe responders will be holding demonstrations, displaying equipment  and providing information for various rescue services available in the region.

The keynote speaker, Marshal Ulrich, will hold a pre-event early morning ‘Walk With Marshal.’ Mr. Ulrich is an ultrarunner, mountaineer, and adventure racer who shares his extreme athletic experience and expertise with others through public speaking engagements, magazine articles, books, training camps, and expeditions.

 At the completion of the program, you’ll be able to:
*    Recognize and treat a variety of medical problems commonly  encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital or definitive care.

*    Establish a set of treatment priorities for care of the sick or injured in wilderness settings.

*   Apply basic aspects of improvised care, rescue, and evacuation.

*   Demonstrate "field skills" which might enable a physician to be more "capable" in a setting remote from definative care

Target Audience:
All specialties, All healthcare providers,  EMS/First Responders, Community (12 years old and up)

6 – 6:45 a.m.   EARLY PRE-EVENT “WALK WITH MARSHALL” for all attendees interested.

7:30 – 8:00       Registration Sign in/Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45       High Altitude Illness: Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment 
(Jack Baker, MD)                       
Obj. 1    Recognize the physiologic effect of high altitude on the body.
                                                Obj. 2    Recognize the symptoms of acute mountain sickness, high  
                                                                altitude cerebraledema, and high altitude pulmonary edema.
                                                Obj. 3    Manage the treatment of acute mountain sickness, high             
 cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema.

8:45 – 9:30           Cold and Heat Injuries and Illnesses  (Phillip Bialecki, MD)
Obj. 1    Assess and treat wilderness related Hyperthermia 
                                                Obj. 2    Describe symptoms of and treat frostbite and trench foot
                                                Obj. 3   Discuss case examples of Hypo an Hyper thermia

9:30 – 9:45           Break/Vendor Exhibits                 

9:45 – 10:30         Envenomation & Diseased Bites  (John Weilbacker, DO) 
Obj. 1 Recognize and treat arthropod bites and stings  (spiders,
 scorpions, ticks)
                                                Obj. 2 Evaluate and treat snake envenomation
                                                Obj. 3 Identify rabies threat and treatment in the wilderness
                                                Obj. 4  Diagnose and manage various Hazardous Marine Life injuries

10:30 – 11:30 Journeys in Extremes Around the World                   (Marshal  Ulrich)
Obj. 1  Demonstrate that you can do more than you think you can.
                                               Obj. 2   Challenge yourself at any age.
                                               Obj. 3   Diversify your training and excursions to help navigate any
                                                              adversity or obstacle.

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch/Vendors/Activities
                                                * Project Life Saver – elderly/autistic rescue information
                                                * Major Incident Response Vechicle display 
                                                * Cold Water Rescue Dive team information and trailer display.
                                                * Air Evac Rescue helicopter display
                                                * K9 Search and Rescue demonstration
                                    * Book signing by Marshall Ulrich

12:30 – 1:15         Austere Medicine and Survival in the Wilderness        (Brad Goldman, MD)     
Obj. 1 Treat back country fractures and dislocations
                                                Obj. 2  Manage Wounds and Lacerations in the wilderness
                                                Obj. 3  Evaluate and treat shock in austere environments
                                                Obj. 4  Preparing a first aid kit for wilderness survival

1:15 – 1:30           Break

1:30 – 4:30           Skills Workshop and Simulation  
                Timeframes       Offerings each hour
1:30 – 2:30           Orienteering, Navigation, Map Reading, Compass Training, Rope
                                                Rescue   (Joe Minney, FF/Paramedic, Chillicothe FD)

                2:30 – 3:30           Improvised Emergency Airway & Chest Trauma Treatment in the
                                                Wilderness. (Timothy Shaw, Austere Training Group and Dave Smith, RN
                                                and Adena Simulation Coordinator)
                3:30 – 4:30           Improvised Equipment to Splint, Stabilize & Transport Trauma Victims. 
                                                Laceration Closure & Wound Care in the Back Country.
                                                (Edouard Tassy,PA-C and Jeffrey Dussoan, PA-C; Chillicothe  VA)

1:30 – 4:30         Preparation:  Motivation and Nutrition Workshop with Marshal Ulrich
Based on his 30 years of experience as a mountaineer, adventure racer, and ultrarunner, Marshall Ulrich will present his insights and guidelines for outdoor activities to benefit the weekend warrior, avid outdoorsman, or competitive athlete.  First, Marshall will focus on hydration and nutrition for outdoor activities and sports – including managing extreme environments such as heat, cold, and altitude. Then, learn how to prepare for any excursion into the wilderness: from mental preparation to choosing the right equipment, packing and organizing your gear, selecting your route, and choosing your companions. Finally, learn troubleshooting skills to deal with common problems that might arise, such as blisters, low blood sugar, and cramps.
Ulrich Workshop Objectives:

•         Manage nutrition and hydration for outdoor activities.
•         Prepare yourself for wilderness excursions, including mental preparation, equipment,
           route, and compantions.
•         Learn troubleshooting skills to keep you going, and discuss finding balance in your life.

 Accreditation Statements and Disclosure

Adena Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Adena Health System designates this educational activity for 7  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

OU-HCOM is approved as an accredited CME sponsor by the American Osteopathic  Association.  This program is approved for 7 hours of AOA Category 2A credit.



7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are applicable toward continuing education for nursing licensure.

This Live Activity, Emergency Medicine Symposium with a beginning date of March 2, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This event has been approved for 7 CEU hours for First Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians in the State of Ohio.

There are no conflicts of commercial interest to disclose by speakers, planners, or CME Committee members.

Block Room Reservations have been arranged at the Hampton Inn and Suites for a discounted price of $95 night for Friday, March 1.  Please call 740-773-1616 to reserve a room.  Please mention Adena Emergency Wilderness Medicine to get the discount. 

100 North Plaza Blvd.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


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PACCAR Medical Education Center
446 Hospital Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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