Field Course Risk Management Survey - 2017
This research will be presented at the 2017 Ecological Society of America conference in Portland, Oregon (August 8, 2017 4:30 pm @ the poster session). Thank you for your participation! Questions may be directed to Angie.Moline @ nau.edu
Have you previously taken this survey?
This survey applies best to overnight field trips where students are more than one hour from a hospital. For the field trips and/or course/s that you teach, how many nights are students out? *
Please select more than one answer if applicable.
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Where do your students usually sleep during these courses? *
Please select more than one answer if applicable.
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What type of field trips and/or courses do you teach? *
Please select all that are appropriate.
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Generally speaking, what type of environment do your field courses typically take place? *
Check as many boxes as apply.
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Generally speaking, where do your field courses typically take place? *
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Where is your institution located? *
Check as many boxes as apply.
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At what type of college, university, or field school do you teach? *
If you teach at more than one place, please choose a primary location and course type for this survey.
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When in the field, do you generally have someone on the course who is trained in wilderness medicine? *
Please choose all that apply.
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Do you carry first aid kits on all overnight field trips / courses? *
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Please feel free to add notes or comments on medical training or first aid kits.
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Do you carry field communication devices on all overnight field trips / courses? *
Please check all that apply.
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Does your field program have someone on call (on campus or elsewhere in town) to respond to field emergencies when courses are in the field? *
Please check all that apply.
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Do you have an alcohol policy on overnight field trips / courses? *
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Do you have tobacco policy on overnight field trips / courses? *
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Please feel free to add notes or comments on your alcohol, tobacco, or medical marijuana policy.
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Are faculty at your institution asked to identify and disclose the risks that students will face when designing or advertising field courses or building syllabi? *
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Do you believe that faculty SHOULD identify and disclose the risks inherent in field courses to students? *
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Please feel free to add notes or comments about inherent risks.
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Do you (or your staff) carry an emergency evacuation plan with you in the field? *
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Does your college, university, field program have a response plan for a major incident in the field (loss of life or limb)? *
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Please feel free to add notes or comments about your emergency evacuation plan or incident response plan.
Training to prepare for incidents and the development/refinement of this type of plan is the ultimate goal of this project.
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Do you feel that the risk management training, policies, and protocols in place on your field trips / courses are adequate to manage the inherent risks? *
Note: This survey is anonymous and your answer cannot be traced back to your institution.
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If you answered "No" to the previous question, which areas are lacking at your institution?
If you answered "No" to the previous question, what is the reason why your institution has not developed adequate trainings, policies, and protocols?
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