Skills for the Hills 2019: Managing Backcountry Injuries Until Help Arrives

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Alpine Rescue Team

28802 Rainbow Hill Road

Evergreen, CO 80439

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Managing Backcountry Injuries Until Help Arrives.

Even minor injuries in the backcountry can become major issues and having a basic knowledge of medical kits, key concepts and simple procedures can moderate the impact. Learn about the most common injuries and how to manage them as well as what to carry in your medical kit. Sprains, wounds, fractures, blisters and more severe injuries will be discussed. Basic wound care, splinting and evacuation indications will be demonstrated.

Dr. Greg Stiller has practiced for 20 years as an emergency medicine physician and is a 10-year member of Alpine Rescue Team. He is a nationally recognized expert in wilderness and tactical medicine and has served on the Board of Directors for the Wilderness Medicine Society. Dr. Stiller is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and has taught and worked in austere places around the world. He has also taught as a Clinical and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and the University of Buffalo.



Skills for the Hills is Alpine Rescue Team's public wilderness and backcountry education program. Our classes are free, however we appreciate donations at the door. We never charge you, your family or the local authorities for search and rescue.

Support Alpine Rescue Team and all Colorado SAR teams by purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card. Buy a five-year ($12) or one-year ($3) card online .

"Skills for the Hills" is used with the permission of Mountain Aid, Scotland.



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Teenager and above.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the RTD Parkn'Ride lot across the road, and in the dirt lot below our building. Do not park on the apron in front of Alpine Rescue Team HQ or on the fire department apron to the north.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email your message to psar@alpinerescueteam.org


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No


Can I update my registration information?

Yes

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Alpine Rescue Team

28802 Rainbow Hill Road

Evergreen, CO 80439

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