Upcoming Outdoor Safety Programs

Carilion Clinic is excited to partner with Roanoke City Parks and Recreation and the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine to present various programs that will help keep the Roanoke Valley safe in wilderness environments. Regardless of whether you are a novice in the great outdoors or an avid outdoor professional, there is something in each session for you! Each course is taught by healthcare providers who are outdoor enthusiasts and have extensive hands on experience treating injuries and illnesses in wilderness environments.

September 14, 2016 | Trailside First Aid 6 - 8 p.m. | Carvins Cove—Bennett Springs entrance
Ever been out hiking or mountain biking and have an injury? Cuts, sprained ankles, and bee stings can happen. Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution and gain some basic skills on how to treat common trail medical issues.

October 14 - 16, 2016 | Wilderness Medicine Demonstrations Various times | GO Fest Event at Rivers Edge—Roanoke
We are dedicated to promoting quality medical care in limited "wilderness" resource environments. We will be holding a few demonstrations throughout the GO Fest weekend. Stop by and ask us questions! If you are interested in getting a wilderness medicine certification, let us find the right course for you!

December 7, 2016 | Cold weather 6 - 8 p.m. | Norwich Recreation Center—Roanoke
This session will teach participants to identify some of the most common cold related injuries such as hypothermia, frost bite, trench foot, and snow blindness.

January 4, 2017 | Ski Club 6:30 p.m. | Location TBD
Get ready to talk about some of the most common injuries on the slopes—traumatic brain injuries, spi-nal injuries, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as broken wrists, shins, and thumbs—and how to pre-vent these injuries as well as treating some of them in the field.

March 22, 2017 | Moving Water 12 - 2 p.m. | Wasena Park—Roanoke
As the Roanoke Valley is prone to flash flooding, when is it safe to play and when is it time to play it safe? We’ll help you identify several moving water hazards that you definitely don’t want to get caught in. We will also talk about safety equipment that should always be used while in moving water and some common moving water injuries and their basic treatment.

To register for these programs or for more information, please visit playroanoke.com/activity.