All pre-conference and post-conference programs have limited enrollment to ensure the quality of the learning experience. Please register early to guarantee your space.


LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE - DiMM Candidates Only*
Thursday, February 27, 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday, February 28, 7:30am-5:00pm

Saturday, February 29, 7:30am-5:00pm

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This intensive course will present comprehensive information about safe travel in avalanche terrain, avalanche transceiver use, and snowpack analysis.  Practice efficient rescues with avalanche beacons.  Study avalanche victim physiology and medical treatment.  Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate for Level 1 avalanche training according to the guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. 

DiMM candidates must participate in the Level 1 Avalanche Course (included in DiMM registration). Other didactic sessions that are required under the DiMM program are indicated on the program schedule.



NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
Friday, February 28, 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 7:30am - 5:00pm

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Fee: $400

 

Consider the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting or the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. How would you respond to casualty care in a threatened environment? NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches medical personnel how to respond to, and care for, patients in a civilian tactical environment. Stemming from the Department of Defense’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course, which teaches evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield, TECC offers the same knowledge and skills for application in noncombat environments. The 16-hour classroom course covers the following topics in lecture and hands-on training:

  • Scene safety in a hostile environment
  • Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course;
  • Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment;
  • Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
  • Caring for pediatric patients;
  • Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety that provide safety for you and the patients

 

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DIPLOMA OF MOUNTAIN MEDICINE (DiMM)

Monday, March 2, 7:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30am - 4:00pm

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This conference is designed in conjunction with the DiMM program. The DiMM is intended as continuing education for doctors, nurses, and paramedics who work in or aspire to work in austere mountain environments. The required coursework is an ideal blend of didactic and practical education in wilderness medicine, technical rescue, and self-sufficiency in the backcountry.  This skill set crosses a multitude of disciplines including expedition medicine, search and rescue operations, mountain guiding, ski patrol, and mountain recreationalists. Please see the WMS DiMM web page for full program details and more information.

CME:
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 


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Friday, February 28, 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 7:30am - 5:30pm 

Sunday, March 1, 4:00 - 5:00pm (written test)
Fee:  $400

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AWLS is a practical hands-on certification course originally developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1997 that teaches medical professionals how to manage medical and trauma emergencies when traditional medical facilities are not readily accessible.  AWLS was developed to create a standard in treating injuries and illnesses in a wilderness environment. Topics include: patient assessment, treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available, and techniques and guidelines for evacuation. All registrants who pass the written exam will receive the AWLS certification that is valid for four years.

CME:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Advanced Wilderness Life Support. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NOTE: Participants must also register for the Main Conference as content for these pre-conferences will be presented during the main conference sessions.