Wilderness medicine exercise – Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Wilderness medicine exercise – Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently staged a wilderness medicine exercise to prepare resident physicians to handle a range of illness and injury scenarios. The exercise involved residents from the departments of emergency medicine and family and community medicine, as well as the Division of Sports Medicine. The residents divided into five groups, each of which dealt with a different injury scenario: a bear mauling, a lightning strike, an allergic reaction to multiple stings, a suspension injury or an injured hunter.