Dr. Smith is a board-certified Emergency Physician working in Orem, UT. He is the medical director for the Orem Fire Department and the Provo/Orem/BYU/ UVU Metro SWAT team. He serves in the Utah Air National Guard as a qualified Flight Surgeon, Critical Care Air Transport Team Physician, and Emergency Physician for a disaster response unit.
The intermountain west has an extensive history of mining with ongoing operations in many locations. Mines present numerous challenges to providing effective, efficient medical care. We will discuss EMS care in the context of the mine environment, specific injuries, and unique hazards, as well as how we can utilize these principles in other settings.