March 17, 2015

MASAR Conference Sunday Morning, May 17, 0830-1030 Workshop Choices (Select the 2-hour short-haul workshop OR select 2 different 60-minute workshops)

Dehydration and Hyponatremia: Water Balance in the Woods - Evie Marcolini and Paul Marcolini (60 minutes) 0830-0930

This workshop will highlight what’s new in Dehydration and Hyponatremia.  Paul and Evie will describe best practices of hydration and electrolyte balance for folks in the backcountry,  both the rescuer and the person being rescued.  We will discuss how to anticipate, assess and treat problems using a simplified algorithm.

Evie Marcolini is a physician at Yale University School of Medicine, practicing in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, spending most of her time in the neurointensive care unit.  Evie also teaches Wilderness Medicine, and has a background working for Outward Bound, which involved taking youth at risk into the woods for month-long expeditions.  She has also worked as a ski patroler for several years, as well as paramedic before heading off to medical school.  Evie is a member of the Franklin Search and Rescue, and enjoys skiing, rock and ice climbing and mountaineering.  

Paul Marcolini is a Maine and National Park Service paramedic and has worked for ground, rotor and fixed-wing EMS programs. Paul has over 17 years of experience with Outward Bound, is a member of Franklin Search and Rescue, and is a lead instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates International.  For the past eight seasons he has worked as a volunteer climbing ranger for Denali National Park in Alaska. He has taught medical refresher programs for NPS Rangers at Denali, Mt Rainer, and Acadia National Parks.  Paul has also presented various topics at International Emergency Medical Conferences in Bolivia, and Vietnam, and presents on wilderness medical and rescue topics for medical schools and residency programs in the Atlantic Region.  He is the Quality Improvement Coordinator and ALS instructor for Tri-County EMS, and seasonal guide in New England and Bolivia.

Leadership in the Field - Bob Baribeau MMSAR (60 minutes) 0830-0930

This workshop will consist of a general overview of decision-making and leadership during SAR events.  

Bob Baribeau "43 years of climbing and outdoor activity. 20 plus years as a leader of Mahoosuc Mountain Rescue Team and Maine Boy." 

Maine Warden Service Annual Review of Maine SAR Cases (60 min.) by Lt. Kevin Adam 0930-1030

Lt. Kevin Adam of the Maine Warden Service will conduct a review of the major SAR cases in the state from the past 12 months.

Lost Person Behavior – How it all Works!  (60 min.) Joclyn Stohl 0930-1030
For search managers, team leaders and basic SAR responders, this program will provide an overview of the categories of missing/overdue subjects,  and how behavioral profiles, various sets of statistical data and other interview information support decisions of the likely areas to search.  Case review is included.

Jocelyn Stohl is a retired commander of the Vermont State Police, with 30 years of experience in SAR and having participated in 500+ SAR incidences for lost and missing children, autistics, dementia, mentally disabled, hikers, hunters, walkers, skiers, climbers, despondent and suicides, homicides, accidental deaths, abduction, drowning, vehicle related and missing aircraft.  Ms. Stohl is a NASAR instructor and provides continuing SAR education in the areas management, overdue/missing person behavior and various skills sets for the professional SAR responder and personal safety programs.  Ms. Stohl is a volunteer certified K9 handler.  Currently, she is a executive director for a Vermont Special Investigations Unit and Child Advocacy Center.

Maine Forest Service Short-Haul Extended Session (2 hours) John Crowley, MFS Lead Pilot 0830-1030

Helicopter short-haul technique was originally researched and developed by Swiss Air Rescue (REGA) in 1966.  Short-haul gained popularity in Europe prior to 1970 as an effective rescue technique in mountainous areas. In the early 1980s, short-haul was adopted and modified by a variety of agencies for use in rescue and law enforcement programs in the United States. Helicopter short-haul continues to be an effective tool in meeting safe and efficient operational objectives within these programs.

This workshop will include information on when short-haul technique should be utilized as well as a demonstration of short-haul technique.

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