Fall 2015 Outdoor Emergency Care Course

This site covers the National Ski Patrol's Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) training course that's held in the San Francisco South Bay area each Fall. Details on registration, materials, preparation and location are located on the tabs above. Course updates are posted below as they are published.

Outdoor Emergency Care® is the National Ski Patrol’s award-winning training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. This nationally recognized program is designed to help you manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons. Developed in the late 1980s for the 26,000 members of the National Ski Patrol, Outdoor Emergency Care is a training program that is tailored to the nonurban rescuer. Today, OEC is considered the standard of training for emergency care in the outdoor environment and is recognized by resorts and recreational facilities in all 50 states.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SouthBay OEC 2018 Course Number

As noted in the registration instructions above, candidates need to register for this course via Eventbrite AND register with the National Ski Patrol on nsp.org.  To do so, you'll need the following course number info:

Candidates - The official course number for our course is: F066180006.

Patrollers & Instructors - As usual, shoot me your NSP ID # and I'll list you as an assisting patroller on your NSP record.

OEC SouthBay 2018 Open for Registration

We're ready to open registrations for the Fall 2018 SouthBay OEC course.  Click on the link below to register via Eventbrite.

We've had quite high initial interest in the class, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oec-southbay-2018-tickets-47191901247

Friday, May 4, 2018

OEC SouthBay Course 2018

Plans for the OEC Southbay 2018 course are underway. We'll have more detail in the Spring timeframe.

If you're interested in the course, shoot me a note and I'll put you down on the "interested" list & we'll reconnect in the Spring to begin the registration process.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Course Location 2018

I'm pleased to announce that the class location will be a Novo Contruction's corporate headquarters in Palo Alto.  Details in the "Course Location" tab above.

A big thanks to the folks at Novo for their support!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ski Patrol in Action

As Ski Patrol, we often don’t see the how our patients fare after our treatment. Today was different.
At Saturday's year-end Patrol party, a guy walks up and introduces himself. Paul tells me that just 3 weeks ago he had a heart attack at the top of the Summit Chair. He tells me about the patrol men & women who quickly jumped in providing initial treatment, gave him the fastest toboggan ride of his life down the mountain, and stuffed him in an ambulance for a full lights-and-siren ride to the hospital. Paul told me he arrested/coded during the hospital treatment before the team there was able to stabilize him. But, he quickly recovered and was released to home a few days later.
He’d come back to the mountain to say thanks. I found some of the patrollers who were on duty that day and had helped in the case. Paul offered a big handshake, hug, and thanks. His wife, Laura, skipped the handshake and went straight for the hug & heartfelt thanks. It was a touching moment.
Paul and Laura stayed around for an hour or so, meeting & trading stories with many of the Patrol team. Good times. Paul tells us he’s now beginning his cardiac rehabilitation with ECG-monitored treadmill walks, etc. We wish him well.
Some of our cases don’t turn out so well, but in this case it did. Life saved. A big congrats and thanks to the patrollers who helped on this case and handled it with complete professionalism. Job well done.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

STS Slishman Traction Splint

Many resorts are now getting the Slishman Traction Splint for mid-shaft femur splinting.  It's worth everyone being familiar with it and its application.

Demonstration video herehttps://youtu.be/CWkpxzbADbc

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Candidates - Great Success in the Final Exam!

Candidates - Big congratulations on success in your final exam this weekend.  100% pass, some perfect scores, and accolades from the examiners.  I'm confident you'll go on to be great patrollers!

And a big thanks for the patrollers & examiners who helped make the event a success.  And, of course, thanks to our host, Novo Construction, and to our chief judge, Mark Galica, for another great job this year.

Now, give yourself a pat on the back.  And then check CMS...

I've added a few pics to the class photo album here.