Wilderness Medicine Intensive Skills Course & Whitewater Rafting Adventure

It’s good to get out into this amazing spot which is this beautiful stretch of the Klamath River up near the Oregon border in far northern California and especially to get away from power points and have a chance to just discuss really fundamental aspects of wilderness medicine always with a great group of doctors and nurses and the best thing about this course is there’s a ton of hands-on experience in rescue and in navigation survival. We just spent the whole day today just learning how to start fires and navigate and signal this is the best CME I’ve ever been on, clearly, normally when I go to a meeting take home one or two interesting facts you can use I found in this course every lecture had something practical that I could take back and use.

We’re sitting around campfires the food I don’t know who’s gonna take care of my food when I get home now it was fantastic from start to finish desserts, wine, happy hour I mean it’s awesome I think the scenarios are incredible and in being able to do that and then do it again think about what you would do and learn if you’re into whitewater there’s plenty of rapids it’s not scary whitewater it’s just really fun playful class-three rapids and the wildlife here is really almost incomparable to other rivers I’ve done in the western US it’s common to see otter and turtles and osprey bald eagles great blue herons bear there’s 14,162 Mount Shasta and a lot of people on this trip end up climbing it at the end.

Above the food above the caliber of faculty above the environment all of which you could use many superlatives is the camaraderie of the group. Setting that stage and getting people acquainted and supportive of each other and interested in each others stories and knowledge and learning is a huge bonus. So for somebody that really wants a hands-on practical approach to wilderness medicine patient care field care and a smattering of wilderness medicine topics, this is really the course

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