WMX Wilderness Medicine Lecture Series- Quiz 2/12 (Feb 2017) - Canyoneering Medicine
Please complete this quiz after attending the event in person or watching the online streaming. Completion is recommended as part of the learning process, but is required if you want to qualify for FAWM or CPD credits. This assignment will guide you through learning about some of the core aspects of canyoneering medicine. You don't have to have attended the lecture evening in person, as you can watch the live streaming at any time. Yo will be required to read some resources, watch videos, and interpret images. Please follow the instructions as you work your way through the assignment.
You may access and complete this assignment as many times as you wish. It should take no more than about 60 minutes
Most questions are compulsory, and most of the compulsory questions have points attached. After you submit your assignment, you'll be able to review your correct and incorrect responses.
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Please enter your HPCSA registration number:
Did you attend in person or via the online webcast?
This assignment is a learning exercise, so it is ok to get things wrong and come back and try again later. If you need help, email
Want to review Dr Rik De Decker's presentation?
Click this link to open the presentation:
Here's the video of the kayaker caught in a hydraulic:
Resources to read:
Read the following papers to help you answer the questions that follow:
Stephanides & Vohra WEMJ 2007: Injury patterns and first aid training among canyoneers
Soteras et al, Injury 2014: Epidemiological and medical aspects of canyoning rescue operations.
Please note that these articles are NOT open access publications, and therefore while you are welcome to keep a copy for your personal reference, they should not be disseminated. You can keep the articles open to help you answer the questions as you progress.
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