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MEDICINE AT SEA – Nov. 14
Appropriate Techonology for Wilderness and Marine Medicine
“If you are going to provide medical care in an unconventional setting, be prepared to do some unconventional thinking” . This is a discussion and critique of equipment, techniques, training and protocols for remote and extreme environments. What works, what doesn’t, and why?
Speaker: Jeffrey Issac, PA-C
Jeffrey Issac is an experienced physician assistant with a particular interest in wilderness and marine medicine. In 28 years of medical practice, he has served as an ambulance medic, fire/rescue crewman, professional ski patroller, emergency department practitioner, and ship’s medical officer. He is the curriculum director for Wilderness Medical Associates and a veteran of more than twenty seasons as an instructor and course director with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. Jeff is also a licensed captain and an experienced blue water sailor, having logged thousands of miles in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Caribbean Sea.
Jeff is the author of The Outward Bound Wilderness First Aid Handbook and co-author of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine, a Practical Guide for the Basic Advanced Practitioner, both of which are used as textbooks for Wilderness Medical Associates courses worldwide. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado where he practices with the Crested Butte Medical Center and serves as team leader and training officer for Crested Butte Search and Rescue. He is president and owner of MedicalOfficer.Net, Ltd.