| Naval Medical Center San Diego Emergency Department Staff to Train in Wilderness
SAN DIEGO - Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Emergency Department (ED) staff will participate in an emergency medicine wilderness adventure race at San Onofre Park April 26.


More than 20 doctors, nurses and Hospital Corpsman will compete in the first wilderness medicine race to familiarize staff with care of patients in wilderness environments and build department camaraderie. The event is considered a fitness, team building and educational event. Teams made up of three to four personnel will be given GPS points to eight medical scenarios where they will work together to complete before moving on. Teams accumulate points based on how well and fast they complete each exercise. There will opportunities to accumulate extra points by answering questions while transitioning along the race trail.


Eight ED faculty members will be proctoring each scenario which will involve a variety of scenarios with 35 volunteer human patients and mannequins.


The race is expected to last approximately six hours and expected to begin at 8 a.m.


Media interested in attending the event are required to RSVP no later than noon Wednesday, Apr. 25th to Sonja Hanson at (619) 719-2248, or Sonja.hanson@med.navy.mil. Park address is Orange Coast District California State Parks; 3030 Avenida Del Presidente San Clemente, CA 92672. Upon entering the State Park all media should be prepared to show proper media credentials to the entrance station staff. If you have further questions about State Park access contact Lori Coble, Special Event Permit Coordinator at lcoble@parks.ca.gov. Participants will be available for interviews after the conclusion of the event. For more information on Naval Medical Center San Diego, visit http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd or www.facebook.com/NMCSD.