Evacuation Guidelines




The decision to keep or remove an injured patient from the wilderness could be a matter of life or death. This module discusses the guidelines and proper methods of evacuation.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain which medical conditions warrant evacuation and which ones do not
  • Explain which bites and stings warrant evacuation and which ones do not
  • Describe which injuries require rapid evacuation
  • Describe how to make appropriate notes and provide appropriate communication
  • Outline which skin injuries can remain in the back-country and those that should not
  • Describe which abnormal vital signs warrant evacuation
  • Outline which signs and symptoms warrant evacuation
  • Explain which psychological conditions warrant evacuation
  • Describe appropriate methods of evacuation


After purchase, you may access your online course modules on the Your Online Modules page.

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