Browsing: Wilderness Medicine

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 β€” for the people who can whittle an entire trauma bay out of a few sticks.
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
When Lightning Strikes A 54-year-old male is brought in by ambulance after being struck by lightning while wiring a house with grounding poles. He was awake at the scene and does not believe he lost
Wilderness Medicine Races β€œOn your mark, get set, go!” My five teammates and I charge up the snow-blanketed hill, venturing into the dense timber of the state park. Armed with our essential survival
Management of Hypothermia from Wilderness to the ED Wilderness medicine entails the treatment of exposure-related maladies in the middle of nowhere. Well, not always. While this blossoming field of e