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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Observations & Tips from the Midterm

As we discussed in class.  Overall, great job.  Here are some commonalities and tune-up tips:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SMR/Backboard One-Pager

Team -

John Wiser has put together a great one-pager on SMR/Backboard process.

Download your version here.

Big thanks to John for his leadership in putting this together.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Written Final Exam Prep

It's time to start studying for the final written exam.  Here are tools which may be helpful:

- The test bank questions, sorted by OEC V book chapters, is at:  OEC V Chapter Tests  Answers to each question are located at the end of each question listing.

-  Also included are the actual final exams for several past years.  Same link: OEC V Chapter Tests  

- Finally, one of a the past Southbay candidates used the Quizlet application to create a set of flashcards containing the questions & answers.  It can be found at http://quizlet.com/29785932/flashcards  Accessible via laptop browser, or mobile using the iPhone & Andriod app.  Once you access/install, if you search for "OEC Final 2013" you should be able to get to them.  Also -- when studying, if you click on the "Shuffle" button, it'll mix them up.

Congrats on a Great Midterm & Backboard Sunday!

Big congratulations to the candidates for making it through a grueling weekend. And a big thanks to the patrollers who helped out!  Good days, good lessons learned, great tools for the future. 

Good day & good learnings at the Saturday midterm.  As we discussed, the exams are based on previous year's final practical exams.  Now you have a good sense of where you are and where you personally, and the class as a group, need to focus moving foward.

And a productive Backboard Sunday - at the beginning of the day, you hadn't laid a hand on a backboard.  Now you can put a patient on a backboard - from each position to leading a team to do so - in a broad variety of situations. 

Now we move foward to learn a couple more skills, then more complicated scenarios, then ramp up for the final exams!

More pics in the class photo album here.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Special Guest Speaker This Thursday

As I mentioned in class, I am thrilled that Dr. Jeff Croke will be our guest speaker Thursday, Oct 11.  

As you can see, Jeff is a highly accomplished physician AND ski patrolman.  Jeff has prepared some remarks for us, and then will take questions.  

Give some thought to questions you'd like to ask e.g. What the docs in the first aid/clinics want to hear from patrollers delivering patients from the field, key things patrollers can do in the field to improve patient care, etc.