Mountain medicine tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness and other austere settings. This case study based lecture presented by 2015 Street Medicine Society Award winner, Will Smith, MD, discusses the many realms of search and rescue as well as other wilderness settings and medical adaptations that must be made in each to optimize patient care and minimize risk to the patient and rescuers.
1) Describe the realms of Mountain Medicine and Search and Rescue.
2) Acknowledge medical considerations in each of the varied settings.
3) Discuss treatment and evacuation strategies.