SP 07 Wilderness EMS

(29:02) In Special Episode 7, Ron interviews Jeff Isaac from Wilderness Medical Associates.

Ron and Jeff discuss how wilderness doesn’t necessarily mean deep in the back country or in a cave, how the definition has changed over the years, and why WEMT is useful for all EMT and Paramedic practitioners.

Jeff is a physician assistant with a particular interest in backcountry and marine medicine. His 30 years of professional experience includes service as an ambulance and fire/rescue crewman, professional ski patroller, and medical staff in hospital emergency departments and ski area trauma clinics. He has also been a senior instructor and course director with the Hurricane Outward Bound School and has worked as mate and licensed captain aboard sail training vessels from New England to Trinidad.

Listener Questions

Bruce asks…
Most EMS personell say that WEMT is a waste…have you found that to be the attitude?
Andy W asks…
Does the Wilderness EMT program cover special considerations to take during cave rescues?
When would wilderness protocols take effect?