With COVID-19 pushing more people into the outdoors, there has been a corresponding increase in easily preventable injuries in the backcountry coming to the E.R. and a University of Utah doctor decided to take action.
FOX13 reports Dr. Natalie Bonthius started created Wild Med University to educate people how to survive in the mountains. The course covers everything from dealing with injuries on the mountain to escaping flash floods or encountering wild animals. Dr. Bonthius is hoping to help keep people safe while exploring all Utah has to offer.
“Everything from minor cuts and scrapes on the trail, from falling off your bike, to so much more serious things, like drownings, avalanche burials, and people getting lost and calling search and rescue teams to come find them.” –Dr. Bonthius
The three-hour online class is $45 and students can take the class at their own pace. Classes will go throughout the year. Very cool, THANKS DOC! For more information please visit survivalmedonline.org
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