This online module is designed for outdoor professionals, enthusiasts, or for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. This course is NOT eligible for CME or FAWM.
Musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most commonly encountered accidents in outdoor recreation and wilderness settings. It is important that a first responder be confident in evaluating and treating any injury to an extremity.
The purpose of this module is to help you develop a process that will allow you to overcome obstacles and provide the patient(s) with the appropriate care.
Upon completion, students should be able to:
- Properly use the medical terms of sprain, dislocation, open fracture, and closed fracture
- Be able to properly manage dislocation, strains, and sprains
- Recognize signs and symptoms of simple and open fractures
- Understand and demonstrate proper splinting techniques
- Describe when, and how, you would realign and splint fractures in the wilderness setting
- Identify and treat life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries