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Wilderness Medicine

Activities at ACEP18

Wilderness Medicine Section and EMRA Wilderness Division Activities

Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course (Pre-Conference)
Saturday, 9/29/18  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, 9/30/18  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 13
Price: $475 – Lunch included
Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
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EMRA Wilderness Division Meeting
Monday, 10/1/18  |  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Mission Hills

Joint Tactical/EMS/Event Medicine/Disaster/Wilderness Sections Session
Monday, 10/1/18  |  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 6C

Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Directors Meeting
Monday, 10/1/18│4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 13

Wilderness Medicine Section Meeting
Tuesday, 10/2/18 │ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 9

Thursday, 10/4/18  |   8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
San Diego, CA

Listing of all section meetings at ACEP18
Listing of all EMRA events at ACEP18

Courses / Workshops / Research

All courses, workshops and research forum presentations are held at the San Diego Convention Center. Download the ACEP18 mobile app or refer to the on-site program for most up to date room assignments. 

Dangers from the Sea & Surf: Hazardous Marine Encounters
MO - 49/ 0.5 Hour(s)
Monday, 10/1/18  |  1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Faculty: Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD
Join us for a discussion of some of the more commonly encountered hazardous and/or venomous marine animals found in the wild. Learn about the types of injuries they inflict and how to initially evaluate and manage them.

Powder Day Gone Bad: Update on Avalanche Injuries, Rescue, and Technology
TU - 168/ 0.5 Hour(s)
Tuesday, 10/2/18  |  2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Faculty: Scott E. McIntosh, MD, FACEP
The winter playground can be a beautiful, magical, yet deadly environment. Every winter many people encounter avalanches while in the backcountry. The speaker will describe the rescue, types of injuries sustained, treatments, and the new technology used to save these victims.

A Candidate First-In-Class, Broad Spectrum, Oral Field Antidote To Snakebite With Curative Potential
Wednesday, 10/3/18 | 9:48 AM - 9:56 AM
Matthew Lewin, MD, PhD, FACEP
RF-318: Abstract Session 9 - International/Global | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 25A

Climate Change And Snakebites In California, 1997 To 2017
Wednesday, 10/3/18 | 10:53 AM - 11:01 AM
Grant Lipman, MD, FACEP
RF-357: Abstract Session 10 - Toxicology & Pharmacology | 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 32B

Wilderness Medicine
WE - 255/ 1 Hour
Wednesday, 10/3/18  |  12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Faculty: Scott E. McIntosh, MD, FACEP
What does the emergency provider need to know when providing care in the wilderness? During this session, the speaker will share many pearls from the field about hot topics in wilderness medicine such as cold illnesses, heat illnesses, altitude illness, submersion injuries, and wilderness improvisation. The speaker will then be available to answer your questions and share additional pointers with the group.

Think Like MacGyver! Wilderness Medicine Improvisation Workshop
WE - 289/ 2 Hours
Wednesday, 10/3/18  | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Faculty: Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to repurpose common supplies to treat emergencies in remote areas and resource-poor environments. Skills taught will include improvising airway equipment and chest tubes, performing emergent amputations using a Gigli saw, and how to extract additional epinephrine from an Epi pen. Improvised models will be used to practice skills; participants will then be able to recreate these basic models to teach others in resource-limited settings.

Wilderness Medicine: Foundations In Leadership & Austere Medical Care
Joshua Rudner, DO
RF-TF15: Abstract Session 11 - Teaching Fellowship Abstracts | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 25A

Into the Chamber: Emergency Indications for Hyperbaric Medicine
WE - 298/ 0.5 Hour(s)
Wednesday, 10/3/18  | 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Faculty: Scott E. McIntosh, MD, FACEP
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine is an ABMS recognized subspecialty of EM for a reason. There are currently 15 approved indications for the use of hyperbaric medicine; 10 of which could be considered emergencies. Are you making these appropriate referrals or consults in your practice?The speaker will discuss the underlying physiology, diagnosis and initial management of acute diving disorders along with other emergent conditions requiring hyperbaric treatment.

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