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Author: Outdoor Ed
The focus of this webinar is examining the challenges of making risk management decisions about when to return to programming due to COVID-19. I explore using Safety I and Safety II approaches to risk management assessment and present some decision-making tools to help you determine how and when ...
Author: Rick Curtis
On April 24 I offered a Webinar on COVID-19 and Risk Management in collaboration with the Association for Experiential Education as part of their ongoing COVID-19 Webinar series. The traditional Safety I approach to risk management focuses on what is going wrong and takes a ‘control mistakes’ app...
Author: Rick Curtis
I got the opportunity to see an advance screening of WILD LIFE, the latest film from directors Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Chai and Jimmy are spouses and the directorial team behind Meru the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk’s attempt to climb Shark’s Fin Peak in ...
Author: Jordan Decker
Guest post submitted by Circuitree Each year, you and your capable camp staff run activities, manage cabins, and oversee a group of rambunctious and excited campers. By the time the program ends, you all become a true community. However, it’s not always guaranteed that you can depend on the same ...
Author: Steve Smith
Two recent (USA) court cases pose a new threat to outdoor adventure, for both commercial and private adventurers, and run contrary to practices and values which the outdoor community has worked hard to develop. I will outline the two cases, and offer some analysis of the threats which the cases m...
Author: Jay Roberts
GREENFIRE I was watching Jim Cramer of “Mad Money” on CNBC last night and his analysis of the economic crisis was striking. He said that we ought to be prepared for 2-4 years of severe recession with high unemployment and significant reductions in flexible income combined with increas...
Author: Rob Carmichael
Going without Every Easter in Ireland people celebrate the festival of Lent (even those who aren’t terribly religious). For those of you unfamiliar with it, Lent requires that you abstain from a personal vice for 40 days. For some this is alcohol, for others it’s chocolate or a range ...
Author: Tod Schimelpfenig
In the new issue of the Journal of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine is the Wilderness Medical Society Roundtable Report–Recommendations on the Use of Epinephrine in Outdoor Education and Wilderness Settings by  Flavio Gaudio MD, Jay Lemery MD, and David Johnson MD.  The WMS convened...
Author: Paul Auerbach
Led by Scott McIntosh, MD and his colleagues, the Wilderness Medical Society has published “Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Frostbite” (Wild Environ Med 2011:22;156-166). These guidelines are intended to provide clinicians about best evidence-based practices, a...
Author: Paul Auerbach
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 with a book entitled “Prehospital Care – Pearls and Pitfalls,”...
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