Welcome to the world of wilderness and travel medicine.
This course is designed to prepare outdoor enthusiasts and world travelers who have no formal medical training to prevent and treat injuries and medical problems that might occur in the back country or in a forigen country.
There are four scheduled quizzes during the semester and you will write a paper or make a presentation on a subject of your choice. Also there is a weekly assignment that is to be completed. There are going to be several in class scenarios that you will complete.Above are links to help you with the quizzes, the writing assignments and to help you with ideas about your paper or presentation. Also, look for additional readings that might be assigned. Under the link "More Learning" are a number of links to resources to help you better understand this subject.
Provide basic suggestions for preparedness
Demonstrate how to pack an effective first aid kit
Proper techniques for water disinfection
Assessment of an injured or sick patient
Treatment of dislocations, sprains, strains and breaks
Learn how to treat medical problems and prevent infectious disease
Treatment of bites and stings
Treatment of skin related injuries including sunburn and poison ivy
Prevention and treatment of lightning related injuries
Learn to treat hot and cold related injuries including dehydration and frostbite
Treatment of altitude related illnesses
Study of avalanche assessment and rescue
Management of head and neck trauma
Proper techniques for the transport of an injured patient
Know basic cuases of infectious diseases in various parts of the world
Understand public health problems that affect the world