Patient Care Protocols

Patient Care Protocols

Backcountry Patient Care Protocols are a written set of best practice guidelines for providing basic medical care in the backcountry. The Caribou Adventures instructor team will help you establish patient care protocols specific to your organization. Organizations or individuals who are responsible for the well being of their friends, students, colleagues, or clients will appreciate the consistency, safety and confidence the protocols can instill when a medical problem presents. If you are a trip leader, or are in charge of a school, outdoor program, youth group, or other organization which operates in outdoor, backcountry environments, patient care protocols will increase your professionalism.

Medical Director

The Caribou Adventures instructor team will help you find a medical director – a physician advisor who knows your program and understands the activities and locations where your program operates. The medical director will approve your protocols and often acts as a resource for training and recommendations for pre-trip participant screening and on-line patient care advice. We at Caribou Adventures base our protocols on work being done by the Wilderness Medical Society which presents original research and clinical guidelines from scientist and practitioners around the globe. Our protocols represent concepts taught and practiced in main stream wilderness medicine from well recognized schools like the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS and the Wilderness Medicine Associates. We follow the expected standard of care and scope of practice for first aid provided in wilderness settings. Please contact us for more details on how  Caribou Adventures instructor team can help you.