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Jun 05 - 11, 2021 | CME : 15 | USD $1,685.00 | Mount Shasta, California
Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Course And Whitewater Rafting Adventure is organized by Wilderness Medicine Educational Company and will be held from Jun 05 - 11, 2021 at Klamath River (class III) at the base of the Marble Mountains, Mount Shasta, California, United States of America. Accreditation: The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Course Objectives: • Altitude Illness • Hypothermia • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries • Environmental Heat Illness • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out • Lightning Injuries • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care • Management of Fractures and Dislocations • Preparing for Foreign Travel • Backcountry Medical Kits • Wilderness Wound Management • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings • Wilderness Dermatology • Marine Hazards & Envenomations • Snake Envenomation Course Description: DAYS 1-2: Whitewater rafting on the exciting Klamath River (class III) at the base of the Marble Mountains in Northern California. Expect fantastic wildlife and scenery. Workshops / Lectures: Hypothermia, Whitewater Medicine, Useful Ropes and Knots, Snakebites, Altitude Illness, GPS and Compass Navigation. DAY 3: Whitewater rafting on Clear Creek including fun rapids in a world-class canyon (class III). Workshops / Lectures: Wilderness Infectious Diseases, Planning a Wilderness Medical Kit, Splinting of Common Ortho Injuries, Soft Tissue Injuries. DAY 4: Whitewater rafting on the breathtaking Salmon River with class IV rapids. Workshops / Lectures: Navigation (Part II); Survival Kit / Skills, Frostbite DAY 5: Wilderness survival/navigation workshops and team survival “olympics” competition held at Clear Creek, a spectacular streamside wilderness site. Workshops / Lectures: Shallow Water Crossing, Wilderness Eye / ENT Problems, Lightning Injuries and Prevention. DAY 6: Outdoor workshop on practical wilderness medicine skills, including team patient scenarios. DAY 7 (optional): All-day outdoor workshop, "Snow School," on basic mountaineering on Mt. Shasta with Sierra Wilderness Seminars. Includes snow travel, crampons and ice axe, and self-arrest techniques. DAYS 8-9 (optional): Guided ascent of Mt. Shasta (14,179 ft.).