Back to All Events

Medical Aspects of Avalanche Rescue

Trevor Bush, MD & Chris Denne

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Understand the aspects of an avalanche rescue scenario, review the epidemiology of avalanche morbidity and mortality, overview of backcountry travel and avalanche rescue training resources. 

  2. Discuss emergency care & priorities for avalanche victims in austere winter environment.  

  3. Discuss up to 3 avalanche burial incidents & outcomes where I've directly (1 indirectly) assisted in rescue/evacuation.

Speaker Bio(s):

Trevor Bush, MD

Dr. Trevor Bush, MD, is a Family Practice specialist in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended and graduated from University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 2006, having over 13 years of diverse experience, especially in Family Practice. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Medical Center Of The Rockies, Poudre Valley Hospital. Dr. Trevor Bush also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Poudre Valley Health Care Inc.

Chris Denne

Chris Denne has taught avalanche safety and rescue courses in Colorado since 2004, is a National Ski Patrol Avalanche 2 and an AIARE 1/2 instructor, has performed as a Ski Patroller/SAR team member on many searches and rescues in Colorado since 2002, and teaches wilderness first aid. Prior to returning to the mountain West, he worked as a Safety Kayaker & Raft Guide on the New & Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. Chris is passionate about snow safety, backcountry skiing, experiencing mountain wilderness and hopes to keep up with his young son during his teenage years.

Earlier Event: May 5
Conference Announcements
Later Event: May 5
Updates in Adult Immunization