Wild Medicine – Case Studies in Trauma
Off road or backcountry EMS is a different “ball game” and requires an EMT to think differently about response, rationing of care, the method, speed and relative risks of transportation. Trying to respond to an emergency in an austere environment with a standard EMS response can cause major problems for the patient and rescuers. This presentation provides an overview of the response, assessment, patient care and transportation considerations for backcountry rescue. 4 trauma case studies will review assessment, treatment and transportation decisions used in an austere field environment.