Emergency Wilderness Medicine Symposium
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)
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
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
altitude 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,
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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Institute for Learning
The Adena Institute for Learning is housed in the PACCAR Medical Education Center, the leading education facility located on the campus of Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Institue is comprised of multiple Accademies that support Adena's mission "To Heal, To Educate, To Care" by providing evidence based, timely and effective education to physicians and staff.
Opened in September 2008, the PACCAR Medical Education Center is a dream that became a reality thanks to the cooperation of Adena, local, state, and federal officials, and the community. Through philanthropic grants, our community raised over $5 million to support the construction of the PACCAR Center while Adena Health System contributed $10 million.
The PACCAR Medical Education Center...bringing the future of medicine to Southern Ohio and beyond.