Intervention for Traumatic
Question: What do you do when
you are at the local crag and the lead climber on the route next to you falls, pulling all
of his/her gear, and lands with a thud? Would you know
how to treat life or limb threatening injuries such as a head injury, a
broken femur, an angulated arm fracture with nerve involvement, or a
This class is not
wilderness medicine course. The CLIME© course will focus on traumatic injuries and other medical
problems likely to occur in the climbing environment on a typical accident
(e.g. head injuries, cervical spine injuries, blood loss, broken bones),
with a focus on life and limb-threatening conditions. Learning
to do a good trauma assessment, and the application of appropriate
interventions will be the backbone of this course. It serves as
an excellent stand-alone climbers course, or as an adjunct to WFA, WAFA,
Schedule: Course will
be demanding and will run from 8:00-4:00pm both days. An equipment
list will be provided upon deposit.
Dates: This course is
privately on your custom dates.
Cost: Course cost is
$800. Class size is limited to 8
individuals. Minimum class size is 2 individuals.
Your instructor: Class
will be given by Swis Stockton. In addition to his climbing
credentials (USMGA Endorsed Rock Instructor, AMGA Rock Instructor, UIAGM High Mountains Guides
Rescue Course), Swis is a residency trained emergency medicine
physician and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Virginia
Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He has been published in academic
Emergency Medicine journals and he wrote/edited the wilderness medicine
chapter of David Fasulo's Self Rescue (2nd edition). He
has been trained as a Wilderness
Paramedic (he is a trained paramedic and trained WEMT). He has completed Wilderness Advanced Life
Support (WALS) training, and he
is has completed Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Prehospital Trauma
Life Support (PHTLS), Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), , Advanced Trauma
Life Support, the Neonatal Resuscitation
and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) programs.
No other guide in the southeast U.S. holds these credentials.
Click here for his guide page.
To sign up for this program, send an email
or call 423-413-1432.