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Wilderness Medicine: What You Might Need For a Walk in the Woods

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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WAOPS - Wisconsin
Dodson Thompson, D.O.
55 Minutes
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Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this lecture, the participants will be able to:

  • Define the scope of wilderness medicine.
  • Review the contents of a complete wilderness/back country emergency kit.
  • Discuss the importance of a clean water supply while in the back country.
  • Discuss the most common methods of obtaining a clean water supply in the back country.
  • Evaluate injury/illness situations commonly encountered in the back country.

Faculty Disclosure: Dr. Thompson has no conflict of interest with the presentation of this lecture.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Wisconsin Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (WAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

Grievance Policy: ​Grievances regarding this program or AOA CME credit reporting will be handled on an individual basis. All grievances should be directed in writing to the WAOPS Executive Director at or by mail to WAOPS, 1288 Summit Avenue, Suite 107-126, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Grievances that cannot be resolved by WAOPS will then be sent to the AOA Council on CME, 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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Dr. Thompson is a Family Practice Physician from NorthLakes Community Clinic who sees patients at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Association in Family Medicine. Dr. Thompson earns his Medical Degree from University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD and completed his residency at the University of Pikeville KY, School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Thompson's hobbies include cross-country skiing, fishing, gardening (especially heirloom tomato varieties), and sailing.



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