This is not a formal Wilderness Medicine class, and we are not certifying, or developing treatment skills for you to provide medical care in the backcountry. With that being said, it is still important to learn about the most common medically related risks that can occur in the backcountry. For the next few weeks we will identify the following components for different Wilderness First Aid Topics:
‘Signs and Symptoms’ – How to identify the problem. What are the most common physical, psychological signs that something is wrong. How do these medical issues manifest themselves over time and what indicators can alert us to the medical issue?
‘Treatment’ – How you solve the problem. What are the most common, and effective treatment options as agreed upon by the medical community?
‘Prevention’- How to avoid the problem. The most common methods and strategies for avoiding these wilderness risks.
This week please address the above components for each medical topic below. (sentences or bullet format are acceptable)
Altitude Illness- AMS, HACE, HAPE
Heat Related Illnessess
Insect Bites and Animal Bites
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
*Again, completion of these sections, and/or of this course, does not certify you in any way to diagnose or treat medical complications in the front country or backcountry. If you are interested in becoming a certified Wilderness Medicine Practitioner, please search for Wilderness First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder courses near you.
If you use your own resource please add a link at the end of your submission.