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.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ski Season Fitness: Ski Season and Your Candidate Year, Approaches

As we noted in class, the better shape you're in, the better your candidate year will go.  There are, of course, a huge number of programs to help you get ski-fit.  

Here's a good one from my friends at CMH Heliski.  Link to article here.

Our advice - Start now.  Find a good program.  Hit it hard.  Now.

Bode Miller on Ski Equipment Design (Non-OEC related, but interesting).

Team - 

Not OEC related, but an interesting podcast on ski equipment design.  A good listen on your next run/ride/training session: 


Friday, October 15, 2021

Keep Your Skills Fresh!


As we get into more complicated scenarios & treatment protocols, it's common for baseline skills to tail off a bit.

Keep 'em fresh.

As we discussed, practice them often, on any willing "patients".

(Thanks Chris &  Anna for the great example!)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Written Final Exam Test Bank

As we discussed in class, the final exam is 100 questions pulled from a test bank of 1200 questions.  Click here for the test bank.  

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Head Trauma/Concussion

 Garrett discussed this subject in class.  Here's a great visual that captures the mechanics:


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Lower Extremity Splint Selection


Sager Splint Process


Thanks to Lucy for putting this together!