Register for any of the following workshops when you register for the Main Conference in the Trading Post.


Learn Backcountry Skills While Inbounds:Basic Snow and Avalanche Discussions - David Fiore ($120)
Monday, February 26, 2018  1:00 PM
David Fiore

This workshop is intended for those with in interest in learning the basics of winter backcountry snow safety. Interested skiers should be able to ski at an intermediate (ungroomed blue run) or better. Depending on snow conditions, we will focus on terrain features and route finding (as if we were in the backcountry). The only equipment needed is ski or snowboard gear, appropriate clothing (some standing around, dress warmly) and a good attitude! Participants are encouraged to attend the "avalanche bootcamp" lecture prior to this outdoor workshop.

Landmark & Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia in the Wilderness - Linda Sanders, Rob Gessman, Mario Soto ($75)
Monday, February 26, 2018  1:15 PM
Linda Sanders
Rob Gessman
Mario Soto

Learn about the benefits of local anesthesia for pain management in the wilderness and how to effectively perform nerve blocks using both anatomical landmarks and portable ultrasound in austere environments. Participants will get to trial a variety of portable ultrasounds new to the market including Philips and Sono-site models. This workshop will include a short presentation followed by hands on teaching of regional nerve blocks using human models to identify anatomical landmarks and further demonstrating the utility of portable ultrasound for the identification of nerve bundles and augmentation of this technique. There will be small group stations to review and practice upper extremity blocks, lower extremity blocks and thoracic and cephalic blocks. We will have limbs, portable ultrasounds and equipment available for participants to practice identifying the relevant anatomy and executing the technique.

SAR Demo/Packaging - Michael Habicht, Jenn Kincaid ($75)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  1:00 PM
Michael Habicht
Jenevieve Kincaid

Winter Patient Packaging and Helicopter Demonstration Local air ambulance and rescue service Cal Star will land on the roof of Harveys Parking Garage. The Eldorado Sheriff SAR team will assist and teach the basics of helicopter safety and landing zones. SAR team will also teach you the basic of winter preparedness, patient packaging, and snow travel with a litter or sled.

Dental Workshop - George Deeb, Janina Deeb ($75)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  1:15 PM
George Deeb
Janina Golob-Deeb