JGE 1985 - Volume 33
Medical Emergencies at Summer Field Camp
John Shearling Stuckless, United States Geological Survey
Daniel Gene Vogt, Lutheran Medical Center
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Medical emergencies associated with geologic field work and field-camp operations are potentially more serious than similar emergencies in urban settings because emergency services are not rapidly available in remote regions. A combined approach of preplanning response to medical emergencies, medical training by at least one member of the teaching staff, and safety training for all present at field camp is recommended for escaping medical dangers and legal liabilities.