Presentation Title: First Aid in the Outdoors: What Would MacGyver Do?
Presentation Description: The presentation will cover the medical care for injuries obtained in the remote setting. Topics covered will include bleeding control, airway management, splinting, heat illness, and hypothermia.
Presenter Biography: Tyrel is a third year medical student at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. In a previous life, he worked as a paramedic and EMS educator in the Dayton area. He was introduced to wilderness medicine during his undergraduate coursework and quickly realized he had found his niche in healthcare. Tyrel is a fellow of the Wilderness Medical Society’s Academy of Wilderness Medicine, and he is a past co-president in the medical school’s Wilderness Medicine Interest Group. He is a volunteer for Grand Canyon National Park’s EMS and Search and Rescue programs, and his career goals are to become an Emergency Medicine physician and medical director for the National Park System.