Climbing Medicine and Rescue
Learn how to use your medical skills in the vertical environment!
Dates: 2021 Dates TBA
Location: Pilot Mountain
Includes climbing harness, shoes, guided climbing, lodging and all meals
This course is designed for both experienced and novice climbers alike. Experience climbing outdoors is preferred, but no experience is required, please contact us if you have questions as to whether this course would be right for you!
Eligibility: Current residents of any year of training in good standing in an accredited program. All specialties welcomed. Medical and PA Students, EMS providers, nurses and practicing PAs, NPs, RNs and physicians are welcome as well.
* Apply evidence based medicine in pre-hospital and in hospital resuscitation in austere conditions of patient with multi-trauma
* Demonstrate resuscitation skills using high fidelity simulation.
* Discuss current literature pertaining to climbing injuries
* Develop skills in climbing movement and self rescue:
- Basic movement skills on rock
- Belaying and Rappelling.
- Self rescue (ascending, lowering, hauling)
- Small team rescue
* Network with other medical professionals with common interest in wilderness medicine
* Develop multi-specialty team approach to care of trauma patients in an austere environment
This training is made possible by a collaboration with Wake Forest School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and North Carolina State Parks.
Friday evening, Day 1 will begin with a group dinner, presentations on climbing medicine topics, and medical simulation.
Day 2 will be spent on Pilot Mountain learning self-rescue and partner-rescue techniques.
Day 3 will Use the climbing movement and rope-work skills you have learned during the previous days to perform small-group rescues, and care for simulated patients in the vertical environment!
Chris Davis, MD: Asstant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University SOM.
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Stephanie Lareau, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Tech, Carilion School of Medicine