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Search and Rescue: Cocoon Wrap

Author(s): Howard Donner
Video Release Date: February 17, 2015
Video Source: YouTube

Step by step instructions for making an improvised evacuation system for an injured patient: The Cocoon Wrap (also called a continuous loop system, mummy litter, and daisy chain litter). Howard Donner and Sheryl Olson explain how to assemble the system using relatively basic camping and outdoor equipment.

MedWild provides wilderness medicine, wilderness survival, and search and rescue instructional videos on a variety of topics: high altitude illness, traveler’s diarrhea, shoulder dislocation and reduction, shelter building, bushcraft, space blankets, hypothermia, medical kits, survival kits, frostbite, snake bites, fire craft, ropes and knots, orthopedic injuries and sam splints, cold water immersion and more.

Instructor: Howard Donner, MD
Co-Author “Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine”
Served as a physician for Denali National Park, Himalayan Rescue Association, and the 1998 NOVA Everest expedition. Served as a medical operations consultant for NASA for over 5 years. Whitewater rafting guide, commercial pilot, and certified flight instructor.

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