Wilderness Medicine: Avoiding and Managing Outdoor Medical Emergencies

Medical emergency care delivered in remote settings has gained importance as increasing numbers of people visit the wilderness for outdoor adventure. Whether travelling to the highest peak in the Himalayas, the remotest stretch of ocean, the Mojave desert, or simply a day hike in Sutro woods, travelers are going where they have never gone before. For both the weekend hiker and the extreme mountaineer, familiarity with the potential hazards of the wilderness and the approach to evaluation, stabilization, evacuation, and initial treatment of acute injuries and illness can be life-saving. Delivered by experts from UCSF, this series teaches traditional wilderness emergency management techniques as well as cutting edge research developments and novel innovations.

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