ERIC Number: ED416055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine.
Gray, Melissa; Tarter, Shana Lee
Five case studies explore issues in wilderness medicine, with emphasis on evacuation decision making. The cases describe medical problems encountered during wilderness trips involving college or high school students. In each case, the situation and facts of the case are outlined, including the patient's medical history and vital signs, and at several points in the case's progression, the outdoor leader is asked to make an assessment and outline a plan and anticipated problems. Each case is followed by a debriefing that discusses the important points in the presenting problem and the signs that would call for immediate evacuation of the patient. The cases involve hyperventilation, asthma attacks, mild head injury, abdominal pain with vomiting, and possible spinal injury. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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