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Medical Considerations for Technical Rope Rescue

Course Summary

Rope rescue meets medical

This one day clinic was designed to bridge the gap between technical rope rescue and medical training. Too often teams separate their rope rescue and medical training and don’t get the chance to practice their patient care in a technical environment. This high level clinic will provide an opportunity to put these skills together during technical rope scenarios with simulated patients who require medical care. From harness trauma to hip injuries to hypothermia. This course is entirely field-based with no in-class delivery.

Course Details

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Format

Field based

Participants

Minimum 8. Maximum 12.

Prerequisites
Price

$299

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years.

Required Equipment
  • Sturdy boots (hiking boots are fine)
  • Pants made of durable material
  • Gloves with leather palms (work gloves are fine)
Takeaways & Documentation

Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

This is a generalized course outline. Individual instructors may change the order in which the outline subjects are covered.

  • To understand the medical considerations and complications associated with technical rope rescue, including harness trauma.
    • Registration
    • Patient Packaging Considerations
    • Unstable Hip Injuries
    • Spine Management and Stabilization
    • Harness Suspension Pathology
    • Hypothermia Packaging Systems

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Gavin Williams
Wilderness Leadership Program, Capilano University

Well taught and informative class. The Instructor was a whitewater wizard!

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