9th Southeastern Wilderness Medicine Workshop Impresses Medical Professionals from across US

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Updated: 6/25/2013 7:01 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-  They took part in a caving workshop right here in Chattanooga, These medical professionals believe learning to rescue injured cavers, hikers and cyclists is a must.

John Bolt MD, San Antonio,"It's great it's just taking  medical skills that you have learned in the class room and applying and application to a real life emergency"

The rescue workshop took over two hours and was a success

Andrew Morgan, Physician assistant,"injuries can happen outside of hospitals, outside of clinics, where you don't have all the equipment that you would normally have."

Earlier today caver and Erlanger Physician Dr David Wharton told News 12 why more medical professionals need to take the plunge.

"Chattanooga is replete with many people who are interested in wilderness, environmental and wilderness activities, therefore it creates a lot of environment for medical people that have that knowledge"

Mystery Cave has proven with the right training our doctors, pa's and nurses can get to a victim quickly and also assist in their rescue operation.



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