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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...
  • 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.
  • Blog Post: General First-Aid Principles

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog The following is adapted from Medicine for the Outdoors : In all first-aid situations, the rescuer must remain calm. If you panic, you may lose control of the victim, as well as of yourself. To establish authority...
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