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  • Blog Post: Mechanical Supports for Ankle Sprains

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Much of how we know to practice medicine for the outdoors, including medicine in remote wilderness environments, comes from what we learn in the urban setting. For instance, I maintain my skills mostly in the Emergency...
  • Blog Post: Hot Water for Jellyfish Stings

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog There are multiple therapies recommended for field therapy (first aid) for jellyfish stings. These include topical decontaminants, such as vinegar (acetic acid), rubbing alcohol, papain, citrus juice, ammonia, and...
  • Blog Post: Handling Patient Handoffs

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog One of the most dangerous times for a patient is during the transition, or "handoff," between providers. This is due to a number of reasons. First, the original provider(s) may not relay all the information...
  • Blog Post: Are Sunscreens Effective?

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Nearly a year ago, there was a news item that suggested that many sunscreens are ineffective, despite manufacturers' claims to the contrary. As best I can tell, the issues are yet to be resolved. What are the...
  • Blog Post: Oral Ondansetron to Assist Oral Rehydration Therapy

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Oral rehydration can be a lifesaving therapy for persons, particularly children, suffering from dehydration. The most common cause of dehydration in children is infectious diarrhea. When dehydration occurs, it is...
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