The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana 

February 26 - March 2, 2022

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASS SIZES LIMITED
The optional workshops listed below are offered in conjunction with the conference to enhance your experience.  Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

 

wilderness survival in the snow

WINTER WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Saturday, February 26
Sunday, February 27
Monday, February 28
Tuesday, March 1
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $70

This outdoor class is a skill building experience. Participants will learn the most vital aspects of winter survival and have an opportunity to build a variety of shelters including snow caves, and igloos. Improvised fire starting techniques will be taught and practiced and participants will learn how to obtain food and water. All supplies provided. Faculty: Gary Kibbee.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Course Avalanche

Avalanche Recognition, Route Finding

Monday, February 28
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $70 (Lift tickets not included.)

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.

demonstrating a splint in the wilderness

PRACTICAL SPLINTING SKILLS

Sunday, February 27
Monday, February 28
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 pm. $60
(Includes 1.25 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

Orthopedic and soft tissue injuries are among the most common problems encountered in the wilderness. A properly applied splint can have a variety of positive impacts and may make the difference between being ambulatory and needing an air evacuation. Learn techniques for immobilizing fractures and severe sprains using SAM® Splints and other improvised devices (you will receive a SAM® Splint to practice with and keep). Faculty: Kyle Allred, PA.

Ropes & Knots workshop

ROPES & KNOTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICINE & RESCUE

Tuesday, March 1
Time: 10:00am - 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: Sheryl Olson, RN.

Big Sky winter evening programs CME Course Backcountry dentistry

BACKCOUNTRY DENTISTRY: TRICKS OF THE TRADE

Tuesday, March 1
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm. $70
Includes all materials and Cavit® for your first aid kit. (Includes 2.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

A unique opportunity to learn and practice techniques for treating common dental emergencies. Topics include: replacing lost teeth, applying temporary fillings, repairing crowns, managing dental and gum trauma, treating dental infections, extractions and more.
Faculty: Henry Herrmann, DDS.

Basic wound workshop

BASIC WOUND MANAGEMENT/SUTURE LAB

Sunday, February 27
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm. $70
(Includes 2.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

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.
Faculty: Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA.

Travel medicine workshop

TRAVEL MEDICINE UPDATE

Monday, February 28
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm.
(Includes 1.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

Learn up-to-date information on international travel restrictions & recommendations, immunizations for foreign travel, COVID-19 passports, Malaria prophylaxis, safe travel practices, prevention, recognition and treatment of Dengue & Typhoid, and tips on traveling safely with children.
Faculty: Bernard Dannenberg, MD.

For more information or to register please call

844-945-3263

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