Presenter Name: Tyrel Fisher
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 first 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. Prior to medical school, he volunteered for Grand Canyon National Park’s EMS and Search and Rescue programs, and he hopes to eventually become a medical director for the National Park System. Tyrel is currently a fellow candidate for the Wilderness Medical Society’s Academy of Wilderness Medicine, and he is an active participant in the medical school’s Wilderness Medicine Interest Group.