EVA 102 Operational Space Medicine Field Campaign

may, 2021

25may(may 25)8:00 am28(may 28)5:00 pmEVA 102 Operational Space Medicine Field CampaignField component to cover wilderness medicine in extreme environments, culminating with a 4-day on-site lab portion devoted to triage, scenarios and skills pertaining to wilderness medicine


Event Details

Classroom component and survival course

Didactic Classroom Component (20 hours = 2.5 classroom days or 2 x 10hr days)

Review of spaceflight-related changes and wilderness considerations in post-flight physiology state, Exposures & First Aid, Temperature Exposures: Frostbite, Hypothermia & Heat Stroke, Animal & Insect Exposure: Bites, stings, injuries, Triaging, Wound Management, Burn Management, Orthopedic Injuries, Botanical Encounters, Altitude Sickness, Submersion Injuries, Drowning, Sun exposure, Pre-existing conditions (less time on this, as astronaut candidates are presumably healthy), Approach to Triage in the Wilderness

Practical Drills: Team-building, approach to triage in the wilderness, focussed triage on specific problems, small group sessions (knots, splinting, shelter-building, wraps, taping, dealing with blisters, epipen, c-spine evaluation, lifts) – some can also be interspersed into the trek itself, litters, try a scenario in a deconditioned state

Outdoor Skills: Shelters, Fires, Water purification, Food


Practical Component (32 hours) – day survival trip + debrief

DAY 1: Arrival and check-in + ½ day classroom component

Day 2-5: Classroom component

principles of team-building and wilderness medicine trip +/- building shelter based on group experience, round robin events along triage, drills & survival scenarios.

Day 6: Individual & team skills assessments, group and individual debrief, individual evaluations, course evaluations, pack-up


25 (Tuesday) 8:00 am - 28 (Friday) 5:00 pm AST


San Francisco Volcanic Fields (SFVF)

Flagstaff, AZ

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