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Pool of medical personnel - for special needs attendees?

This being my first summit, I don't know if this has been done in the past - I checked the posts, but didn't find anything on the topic.

The thought occurred to me that it could be useful if we could have some of the medical / paramedic attendees spread amongst the trail groups.

This might allow for dealing with the immediately obvious / exigent needs, but also for dealing with any unexpected issues of any attendees with special medical needs - at least until the other pros arrive.

I'm a 20-year paramedic - I'm bringing my full SWAT medic bag & litter, as well as my high-angle rope gear.

To reiterate - this would not be for running "sick call" in the morning, but for those bothersome SHTF moments.

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This being my first summit, I don't know if this has been done in the past - I checked the posts, but didn't find anything on the topic.

The thought occurred to me that it could be useful if we could have some of the medical / paramedic attendees spread amongst the trail groups.

This might allow for dealing with the immediately obvious / exigent needs, but also for dealing with any unexpected issues of any attendees with special medical needs - at least until the other pros arrive.

I'm a 20-year paramedic - I'm bringing my full SWAT medic bag & litter, as well as my high-angle rope gear.

To reiterate - this would not be for running "sick call" in the morning, but for those bothersome SHTF moments.

Whatcha think?
Wow. I don't know if they will have the organizational power to implement it for this round, and I wonder if there are any legal/liability issues with such a thing, but that's a great idea.

With most attendees already having picked their trail runs/times, it would seem like it could take a lot of wrangling to get the EMTs all distributed appropriately if it were to happen.

I call dibs though. (i.e. if you aren't already too attached to whatever trail runs you're signed up for, I'll send you the list of the ones I'm leading so you can join in and be our EMT)
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Para, thats a great idea, thanks for volunteering. You are now signed up for 70 different runs over the three days....lol!

In all seriousness, we do suggest that all attendees keep some sort of first aid kit with them while on the trails. We would also suggest that if you do have medical training to please let your trail leader know so that if there is a problem they will know who to call on.

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Re: Pool of medical personnel - for special needs attendees?

Take some red tape and stick a Red Cross on your window.
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Take some red tape and stick a Red Cross on your window.
might not be a bad idea actually... if the willing EMS/healthcare professionals feel comfortable making their presence known.

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Re: Pool of medical personnel - for special needs attendees?

Hmmmmm... got me thinkin'...

A buddy of mine bought an old rescue and put "AMBIVALENCE" on it...

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Hmmmmm... got me thinkin'...

A buddy of mine bought an old rescue and put "AMBIVALENCE" on it...
Of course, you're thinking more like this...





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Re: Pool of medical personnel - for special needs attendees?

Great thread and idea.

My Wife is an RN and we will have an EMT kit at the Twin Peaks. Willing, trained and happy to help with the basic stuff. I'm a First Responder so if the SHTF, I can and will step in but will defer to more trained, competent individuals when appropriate. Some other contact info.

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Re: Pool of medical personnel - for special needs attendees?

If we gather this information, we can easily print out a copy for reference at HQ noting on which runs these medical personnel are located.

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My wife is also a RN and would be willing to jump into action if needed.

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