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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: Subungual Hematoma

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog The following is a message that I received from a reader: "Professor Auerbach - I am an avid reader of your blog 'Medicine for the Outdoors.' Your two posts about foot blisters are really interesting...
  • Blog Post: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics can cause Tendon Rupture

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Outdoor enthusiasts are often stricken with infections for which they might be prescribed antibiotics in the class known as fluoroquinolones, one common member of which is ciprofloxacin (Cipro). They should be aware...
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