Man vs. Nature: Animal Bites and Wilderness Trauma Sun, Oct 18 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST

This program will deal with unique injuries sustained from various outdoor activities. The focus will be on injuries not seen routinely, including exposure related burns and frostbite, venomous bites, large animal attacks, body part crushes, avulsions and amputations. The program will address both the medical and surgical management of these injuries.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss common patterns of wilderness trauma;
  2. Describe basic management principles for patients who sustain wilderness trauma;
  3. Discuss timing of wound management and definitive reconstruction of wilderness trauma;
  4. Discuss thought process for salvage reconstruction versus amputation for severe extremity trauma,
  5. Discuss common complications following injuries sustained in the wilderness and how to minimize these and maximize patient safety.