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  • 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 Emergency Medical Services

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog I am frequently asked to write articles for magazines, chapters for textbooks, and commentaries for journals. Almost always, these are published, but sometimes a publishing project will fall through. Such is the case...
  • Blog Post: Naturally Occurring Toxins 2

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog This is the sixteenth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25 to 30, 2008...
  • Blog Post: Injuries and Illnesses in Wilderness Athletes

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog This is the fourteenth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25-30, 2008...
  • 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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