This is an intensive course covering the theoretical background and essential skills for responding to emergencies and rescues in avalanche terrain. Stability analysis, terrain evaluation, travel techniques and decision making tools are integral to accessing patients. Avalanche specific medical topics such as Triple H Syndrome have implications for long term patient care. Advanced search and patient transport techniques are inherent to rescues in this environment. Classroom theory will be balanced with in-field practice.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.
Class Sections For Avalanche Rescue Techniques and Theory (H EDU 450)
Spring 2021 Section 1, Starting on: 01/19/2021
Advanced intermediate skiing ability and proficiency in backcountry skiing and travel using backcountry ski equipment is a requirement for this class. Current WFR or EMT certification required. Class also meets for required field sessions on Fridays from 11:00am-5:00pm. Students must supply some personal safety equipment, which they must own, buy, or rent. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.