oec course schedule 2014 - Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol

SCHEDULE for Fall, 2014
8 - 2 2 - 2014
ALL SESSIONS ARE FROM 6:00 PM until up to 9:30 PM.
The Outdoor Emergency Care Course instruction will be located
at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.
Course dates will be from 9-10-2014 to 11-22-2014
The OEC Course will consist of 2 parts:
1. On-line learning assignments that must be completed prior to
2. Classroom activities and hands-on skills practice/scenarios
which will cover the following topics:
Wed. Sept. 10 – 3 East Classroom. Welcome & Introductions to National
Ski Patrol. OEC Course and student expectations/requirements,
topic/schedule/assignments discussion, student Q & A’s, course
registration and purchase of OEC 5th edition text book. Candidates should
be prepared to pay $210 for course fees, NSP dues and textbook by check
or cash, as the 1st assignment will be given for the 9-15-14 class.
Ken Knutson- Spirit Mountain OEC Instructor of Record
[email protected]
Dave Hawkinson- Information and Recruitment
[email protected] 218-340-2303.
Monday Sept. 15 – Anatomy & Physiology, Vital Signs (329A)
- Emphasize Skeletal, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems
- Anatomical Planes and Terms
- Vital Signs: pulse, pupils, respiration, BP, LOC, AVPU &
Wed. Sept. 17 – Patient Assessment (3 East)
- Scene size-up, Scene Safety, BSI and PPE
- Primary and Secondary Assessment, Trauma vs. Medical Patient
- SAMPLE, OPQRST, Chief Complaint (NOI or MOI) and head-toe
- Begin scenarios
Mon. Sept. 22 – Shock, Airway Management and Oxygen Administration
- Review Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
- Causes, stages and four types of shock; signs and symptoms of
- Demo and practice oxygen administration (nasal cannula, NRB,
bag valve)
- Insertion of nasal and oral airways, assemble and disassemble O2
Thurs. Sept. 25 – Soft Tissue Injuries/Bleeding (3 East)
- Review assessment, SAMPLE, O2, etc.
- Three methods for controlling external bleeding
- Demo and practice bandaging (cling, cravat, pressure palm,
pressure head, pelvic sling, etc) Managing an open chest wound,
stabilizing an impaled object
- Review closed injuries (contusion, hematoma and crush injury)
Mon. Sept. 29 – Upper Extremity Injuries (329A)
- Review Musculoskeletal System, key terms and principles of
- Demo and practice assessment and splinting/sling & swathe for
shoulder injuries (blanket roll and airplane splint), clavicle, A/C
separation, ribs, reducing posterior sternoclavicular injury, splinting
forearm/wrist, fingers, hand.
- Demo and practice splinting humerus & injured elbow, application
of figure eight splint
Thurs. Oct. 2 – CPR/AED (329A)
Mon. Oct. 6 – CPR/AED (if only one night is needed, schedule review night
or night off) (3 East)
Thurs. Oct. 9 – Lower Extremity Injuries #1 (329A)
- Review A&P of lower extremities, including skeletal and circulatory
- Demo and practice quick splint for tib/fib fractures, knee and ankle
- Demo and practice anatomical alignment of lower leg fractures
- Full scenarios incorporating new and previous skills and
Mon. Oct. 13 – Lower Extremity Injuries #2 (329A)
Review and practice quick splint for lower extremity injuries
Discuss reasons for applying traction for a closed femur fracture
Demo and practice application of Sager Traction Device
Scenarios involving Sager and O2
Thurs. Oct. 16 – Mid Course Review (329 A, B, C)
Mon. Oct. 20 – Rescue Basics, Principles of Trauma, Moving, Lifting and
Transporting Patients (329A)
- Review BSI, PPE, Hazardous materials
- Review principles of trauma, emphasizing pediatric considerations
(peds triangle)
- Demo and practice non-urgent and urgent moves, Power grip and
lift, BEAN and BEAM lift, four transport positions, log roll onto a
backboard (NO backboarding)
- Demo and practice Jams and Pretzels
Thurs. Oct. 23 – Head and Spine Injuries #1 (329A)
- Review A&P of Skeletal and Nervous Systems
- Reasons for backboarding (head, neck, pelvis or spinal injury,
femur and unresponsive)
- Demo and practice sizing and application of Stiffneck Select
cervical collar
- Demo and practice securing a patient to a long spine board
(backboard) – supine position
Mon. Oct. 27 – Head and Spine Injuries #2 (329A)
Guided practice backboarding from a supine position
Demo and practice Pelvic Sling
Demo and practice Helmet and boot removal
Immobilizing a standing patient (both methods)
Extrication and backboarding from Jams and Pretzels positions
Thurs. Oct. 30 – Medical Emergencies (329A)
- Altered Mental Status, Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Acute Abdomen,
- Pediatric considerations
- Auscultation of breath sounds, metered dose inhaler, auto injector
- Assisting normal child birth ,abdominal and thoracic trauma
Mon. Nov. 3 – Environmental Conditions/Incident Command/Special
Populations (3 East)
Cold and Heat related injuries and treatment
Plant, animal, altitude, geriatric, behavioral and water emergencies
Demo and practice extrication from a Sit-ski
Review Incident command and triage (demo and practice)
Thurs. Nov. 6 – Burns/Face, Eye and Neck Injuries/Skills Review (329A)
- Review injuries and treatment to face, eye and neck
- Types, classification and treatment of burns
- Begin skill reviews (splinting, bandaging, shoulder injuries, O2
administration, helmet and boot removal, blanket roll/airplane
splint, quick splint for lower extremity)
Mon. Nov. 10 – Review with full scenarios (3 East)
- Backboarding, Sager Traction Device + O2, shoulder injuries,
medical emergency, multiple injuries and patients including
bleeding and bandaging
Thurs. Nov. 13 – Review for final written exam (329A)
Mon. Nov. 17 – Open night or practical exam review (329A)
Wed. Nov. 19 – Review for Final Practical Exam (329A,B,C)
Sat. Nov. 22 – Written and Practical Final Exam (329A,B,C, 337 and 3