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  • Blog Post: Building a Wilderness First Aid Kit

    Re-posted with permission from Wilderness Medical Associates International. Walking through the first aid aisle at your local outfitter store can be overwhelming. While there are many excellent prepared kits on the market, often enthusiasts choose to create and specialize their own. Your kit will be...
  • Blog Post: When to Use Tourniquets

    Re-posted with permission from Wilderness Medical Associates International. I am not sure that there is a consensus about their use but here is my opinion about tourniquets in remote and hostile environments. In brief: 1. Learn how to use one and practice with it. 2. Apply to stop bleeding not controlled...
  • Blog Post: Wilderness Medicine - 6th Edition released

    I want to let everyone know about the release of the 6th Edition of Wilderness Medicine, the premiere textbook on the subject, edited by our frequent contributor Dr. Paul Auerbach. There are not too many books out there that I personally consider as "classics" in our field (titles like Mountaineering...
  • Blog Post: Bacterial Diarrhea

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Foodborne bacterial diarrhea is a common problem of backpackers, kayakers, divers - of anyone who ventures into the outdoors and is therefore associated with ingestion of fresh fruits and vegetables, travels to developing...
  • Blog Post: Tick-Borne Illness

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog This is the next post based upon a presentation given at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009. The presentation was entitled “Lessons Re-learned: The...
  • Wiki Page: Legal Issues in Wilderness Medicine

    Legal Issues in Wilderness Medicine by Charles 'Reb' Gregg September 15, 2004 A student fractures a leg, dislocates a shoulder or lapses into a coma. Weather and terrain prevent radio communication. You are five hours from the trailhead and a telephone. Medical analysis and care are needed. Now...
  • File: Spider Strap Removal

    Use this technique to keep leaves, twigs, and pine needles out of the Spider Strap Velcro during wilderness medicine courses or actual patient use.
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