The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana 

February 22 - 26, 2020

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASS SIZES LIMITED
The optional workshops listed below are offered in conjunction with the conference to enhance your experience. Please note that these workshops are separate from the course workshops which are included with your tuition on Wednesday, February 26th. Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Course WINTER WILDERNESS SURVIVAL Snow Cave

WINTER WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Sunday, February 23 or Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $75

This class is a hands-on skill building experience. It covers the most vital aspects of winter survival. A variety of man-made and natural fire starting techniques will be taught and practiced. Participants will learn how to obtain food and water and go outside to construct snow caves and igloos. Faculty: Gary Kibbee.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Course urban

Urban & Travel Survival

Monday, February 24, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $75

You have just lost all of your belongings and your passport in an earthquake or act of terrorism. Your hotel was destroyed and your companion is missing. Few Americans are prepared to cope with this type of crisis. Urban and travel survival can be more challenging than survival in the backcountry. Learn how to travel safely and protect yourself. Gary Kibbe and Philip White.

wilderness Medicine CME course remote obstetrics

OBSTETRICS IN REMOTE ENVIRONMENTS

Sunday, February 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. $60

Using mannequin-based simulation, learn and practice management of normal and complicated deliveries in remote settings, including shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage and multiple gestation. (Includes 2.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) Faculty: Valerie Dobiesz, MD and Kathleen Kerrigan, MD.

wilderness Medicine CME Course wound management

BASIC WOUND MANAGEMENT/SUTURE LAB

Tuesday, February 25, 1:00-3:00 pm. $60

A practical workshop on suturing and improvised laceration repair in a backcountry environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice basic suturing, stapling, taping, and tissue gluing techniques on pig limbs. All supplies are provided. (Includes 2.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™). Faculty: Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA.

Map compass navigation wilderness survival CME course

MAP AND COMPASS NAVIGATION

Sunday, February 23, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. $70

Learn how to read a topographic map, plan and follow a route using compass headings. This classroom and field session will teach you the fundamentals necessary for map and compass navigation skills. Maps and use of compass provided. Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Course gps

GPS NAVIGATION FOR WILDERNESS ADVENTURE

Monday, February 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. $70

Advance your navigation skills into the world of satellite technology! A GPS is provided and you will learn how to mark waypoints, build routes, retrace your route, plus much more. You will learn to input and extrapolate data from your GPS to aid in all navigational needs. All equipment provided. Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN.

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Ropes & Knots For Wilderness Medicine & Rescue

Tuesday, February 25, 10:00 - 12:00 pm. $60

This workshop will teach you how to use ropes and tie knots for high angle rescue, swift water rescue, and improvised medical care. Faculty: Howard Donner, MD.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Course Avalanche

Avalanche Recognition, Route Finding

Monday, February 24, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $70

This exciting workshop is a must for the winter backcountry enthusiast. Mountain snow pack, forecasting, terrain analysis, stability evaluation, slab recognition, and backcountry rescue will be covered. Participants will be on skis and must be at least an intermediate skier. Faculty: Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Conference ultrasound

WILDERNESS ULTRASOUND CERTIFICATION

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Pocket size ultrasound is redefining the physical exam and can assist in the diagnosis of many conditions. Ultrasound is now becoming the standard of care in wilderness and other austere environments. Applications taught include:

  • Trauma, Shock & Hypotension
  • Pneumothorax & Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Abdominal & Pelvic Pathology
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Ultrasound Assisted Procedures

Includes didactic lectures and small group hands-on practice with state-of-the-art machines and teaching aids.

Tuition: $295 (Includes 4 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM, all supplies, syllabus, and course certificate)

Course Director: Teresa S. Wu, MD

For more information or to register please call

844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)

or

For more information or to register please call

844-945-3263

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