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[edit] 2004-02-03 recommended Wilderness First Aid course:

rectangular (not mummy)

Zipper on all 3 sides for access

long (include leg splint)

Adventure Medic has a design

[edit] 2004-10-26 MedicalPreplanCommittee finds:

Thermarest and Sleeping Bag Packaging Techniques. At the recent Wilderness First Aid Course, the attendees learned a unique method of packaging a subject for evacuation. Basically, the subject is placed on a Thermarest which is then wrapped around him/her with strapping or ropes, following which the Thermarest is inflated. It provides comfort and a means of spinal immobilization. The subject can be handled and transported using just the Thermarest. If the weather is cool or cold, a sleeping bag can be placed over the whole package. PCSAR should have this equipment to provide one set to up to five field teams.

  • Recommendation:That PCSAR acquire 5 rectangular sleeping bags with zipper

access on all three sides.

  • Recommendation:That all members receive initial and ongoing training in the use

of thermarests and sleeping bags in packaging.

2004-10-26 PreplanCommittee endorses recommendation. Sets quantity at 5.

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