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Risk Management & First Aid

The Risk Management and First Aid Group focuses on managing safety in outdoor programming.
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  • Blog Post: Packweight and Injury Study

    I sit here with a brace on my left knee reading Injuries Relating to Hiking with a Pack during National Outdoor Leadership School Courses: A Risk Factor Analysis, published in the current edition of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. It’s not comforting that my knee wasn’t injured backpacking...
  • Blog Post: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

    by Paul Auerbach, M.D. reposted with permission from the Medicine for the Outdoors Blog Outdoor and wilderness athletes put a lot of stress on their joints. Whether you are skiing, climbing, biking, hiking, running, or doing any other activity at which you are risk for deceleration, a fall, or a blow...
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