On Tuesday, September 10, St. John’s Medical Center will host the
lunchtime presentation, “Backcountry First Aid Basics” from
noon to 1 pm at the Teton County Library.
St. John's emergency medicine physicians Will Smith, MD, and AJ Wheeler,
MD, will discuss what to do in the most common backcountry first aid situations.
Topics will include blisters, splinting, wound care, and how to recognize
more serious issues.
In addition to their posts at St. John's Medical Center, Drs. Smith
and Wheeler are both very active in the field, providing medical oversight
for Teton County Search and Rescue, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Grand Teton
National Park, and Bridger Teton National Forest.
Lunchtime Learning, offered in collaboration with the Teton County Library,
is part of the St. John's Medical Center Words on Wellness speaker
series. Call 739-7244 for more information.