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ERIC Number: ED419643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine, the Sequel.
Tarter, Shana Lee; Gray, Melissa
Five case studies illustrate evacuation decision making in a wilderness setting. The cases describe medical problems encountered during wilderness trips: (1) a hiker suffering from hypothermia; (2) a 49-year-old man with chest pains; (3) a 19-year-old woman with abdominal pain; (4) a young woman in anaphylactic shock; and (5) a teenager hit on the back of the head. In each case, the situation and facts are outlined, including the patient's 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. (SAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A