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Where There Is No Paramedic: The Sachigo Lake Wilderness Emergency Response Education Initiative

  • Aaron Orkin mail,

    aorkin@nosm.ca

    Affiliations: Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, Canada, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    AO and DV are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • David VanderBurgh ,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, Canada

    AO and DV are joint senior authors on this work.

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  • Karen Born,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Mike Webster,

    Affiliation: Hamilton Emergency Services, Hamilton, Canada

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  • Sarah Strickland,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Jackson Beardy

    Affiliation: Sachigo Lake First Nation, Canada

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  • Published: October 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001322

About the Authors

Aaron Orkin, David VanderBurgh
Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, Canada
Aaron Orkin
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Karen Born
Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Mike Webster
Hamilton Emergency Services, Hamilton, Canada
Sarah Strickland
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Jackson Beardy
Sachigo Lake First Nation, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: aorkin@nosm.ca

Competing Interests

AO, DV and SS have worked for Wilderness Medical Associates International, a wilderness medicine education organization. MW is director of Wilderness Medical Associates International. This organization was not involved in the research submitted as part of this manuscript but does provide medical training to laypersons in remote/wilderness contexts. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: AO DV KB JB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AO DV. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AO DV KB MW SS JB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AO DV KB MW SS JB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AO DV KB MW SS JB.