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Old 12-08-2017, 10:31 PM   #3
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The National Ski Patrol's WEC program has evolved, and is now called Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) in recognition that Patrollers often work summer events.

OEC is at about the same level as Basic EMT, but with less emphasis on ambulance operations, and more emphasis on cold related injuries and transportation issues from the wilderness.

It's a good program. True "Wilderness EMT" programs are focused on treatment of patients who might be days from definitive care. Standard EMT programs assume that the ambulance is already parked right at the scene. OEC is somewhere in the middle of that.
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