Browsing: Wilderness Medicine

Since the dawn of time, biological life has been affected by the extremes of temperature. Wars have been won and lost due to the devastation brought on by hypothermia. Accidental hypothermia remains a
Although spider bite is a common complaint in the ED, systemic loxoscelism is a rare and deadly consequence of undiagnosed brown recluse bites. Use the NOT RECLUSE mnemonic to keep from missing it.
These lessons from international wilderness expedition leaders will make you more independent, capable, and confident on your next adventure.
Fracture blisters on this patient's ankle resulted from a sock topped by a SAM splint that went through a 8.5-mile mule ride to get to an ambulance. Take in these pointers on handling such injuries an
In April 2018, during my third year of residency, I completed a wilderness medicine educational trek to Mt. Everest base camp. The trip provided a glimpse of remote medical care in the Himalayan regio
Angling for Success: Techniques for Fishhook Removal in the ED An 11-year-old boy presents to the emergency department. While fishing, he was startled by a dog. He began to run away but tripped, land
Improvised Medicine: Lessons from the Wilderness Improvised medicine might be viewed as a skill reserved for the wilderness — for the people who can whittle an entire trauma bay out of a few sticks.
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EMRA MedWAR Rolls to Record Heights in Red Rock Canyon In its inaugural year, the 2016 EMRA MedWAR raced into the record books, with 30 competitors and nearly 40 volunteers staging a wildly successfu
MedWAR: Are You Up for the Challenge? You are in a canoe with two friends crossing a lake when suddenly one of them loses consciousness and falls overboard, tipping the canoe and all of its contents
5-Step Approach to Marine Envenomations When medical toxicologist Matthew Sztajnkrycer, MD, FACEP, was a second-year resident, he answered a truly strange telemetry call. EMS had arrived on scene of