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Tess Perrin

Tess Perrin
Tess is a 2018 Wilderness First Aid (WFA) graduate. She and her adventure partner, Ben, have trekked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. When she's not on a trail or rappelling into slot canyons, she runs her own creative business as a yoga instructor, artist, and writer.

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Patient Assessment: Visualizing the Head-to-Toe Exam

By Tess Perrin on 4/17/18 8:33 AM

Editor’s note: NOLS’ Patient Assessment System is designed to be used by individuals with appropriate training. Only provide care within the scope of your training.

Imagine yourself kneeling beside a fallen hiker, deep in the wilderness. You aren't sure if they are sick or hurt, and you don't see anyone else around. It’ll be up to you to respond to this situation and assist this person who is clearly in need. As you survey the scene and your patient, you realize you’ll have to gather information to help you determine how best to care for and transport them. To do this, you’ll use the Patient Assessment System to help inform your decision making and the first aid you will provide.

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Topics: Wilderness First Responder, wilderness medicine, drawing