Tuesday, June 6, 2017 • 15:30- 17:00
Track 4 – WILDERNESS MEDICINE
Modernizing Frostbite Care: Beyond Freezing in Winter and Amputating in the Spring - Dr. Alex Poole
Historically, frostbite care has progressed slowly with little traction in remote Northern communities where it is a frequent issue. Whitehorse has established a protocol suitable for community hospitals. The pathophysiology of frostbite and the rationale for advanced treatment such as vasodilators and thrombolytics will be discussed.
- Understand hospital care of frostbite
- Learn how to grade frostbite
- Use vasoactive agents in advanced frostbite
Challenges and Controversies in Response to Humanitarian Emergencies - Dr. David Townes
Recent humanitarian emergencies including the earthquake and cholera outbreak in Haiti, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the war in Syria have highlighted some challenges and controversies in humanitarian response that will be discussed during this presentation.
- Understand the basic response framework for humanitarian emergencies
- Appreciate some of the challenges and controversies in humanitarian response
- Recognize effective methods in responding to humanitarian emergencies
Wilderness Medicine Encounters in the Canadian Rockies - Dr. Kyle McLaughlin
In this presentation, cases and their clinical practice guidelines will be reviewed.
- Understand the complex environment of wilderness medicine and how this affects medical management
- Review clinical practice guidelines for drowning
- Recognize the medical management for lightning injuries