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This course is an excerpt from the full OUTDOOR SAFETY online course.
Broken bones, sprains, and strains are common injuries in the wilderness. Sure, most are minor in nature, but a bad ankle a few miles out on the trail can turn into a very long day. And then there are those fractures that are serious, the kind that can kill you. Treatment and the right splinting technique can truly save a life. In this course you will learn:
-Basic and specialized splinting techniques
-How to make a splint with the equipment you have available
-How to treat specific injuries like the wrist, elbow, knee, etc.
-How to recognize when an injury is serious and needs emergency evacuation
-How to treat life threatening fractures
It's not about your resources but all about your resourcefulness. You will be done with this mini-course and more prepared in no time!
Teal is an experienced wilderness paramedic and instructor certified in Mountain Medicine and Rescue. Her background includes ski patrol, mountain rescue, firefighting, pediatric emergency medicine, remote medicine, telemedicine, and international medicine. Teal began her medical career as a ski patroller, fire fighter, and technician in a pediatric level one trauma center in New Mexico. She then moved on to instruct remote medicine in the PNW and coordinate medical evacuations worldwide. She now lives in Europe, pursuing her RN. Teal also enjoys mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock and ice climbing, and trail running. She is very passionate about wilderness medicine, skiing, and rope rescue.