Toxicologist Frank Walter published this report in the Clinical Toxicology Journal. The report reviews snakebite incident data collected over several years by the American Academy  of Poison Control Center.

Materials You Need: Download a blank SOAP Notes page here. Download the list of abbreviations here. Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Case Study The story: A 40 year old female tripped while descending a companionway amidships of a sailboat. Witnesses reported that she landed on her back on a salon table at the base of the…

Using Case Studies as a Risk Management Teaching Methodology Wilderness Medical Associates lead instructor Deb Ajango will be presenting a free workshop to Wilderness Risk Management Conference attendees. The workshop will inform audience members on how case studies can be utilized to improve risk management and safety.  Those attending will review a case study and…

Dustin was spotted sporting the man at Robber Baron Cave in Texas. Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prizes.  Send in a picture of yourself wearing your WMA course t-shirt to [email protected] in order to be eligible for the prizes.

Wilderness Medical Associates’ instructor, Jon Tierney, will be presenting a pre-conference workshop, PCIA Outdoor Climbing Instructors Course Provider Training, at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference 2-3 hours away from Durham, NC. About the Workshop The workshop is intended for experienced climbers and educators that wish to become providers of the PCIA Outdoor Climbing Instructor Courses.…

Denise submitted this photo of herself taken while celebrating the 4th of July, with her backpacking friends at Hour Glass Lake in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash prize.  Send in a picture of…

Last week I read an interesting case report with commentary in one of my favorite wilderness medicine publications, Morbidity Mortality Weekly Review*.   Although the case may be a bit arcane for many, I believe that there are some practical points for consideration for both novice and experienced practitioners. The report describes a case of rabies…

My wife snapped this picture a couple of days ago at the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fiord in Ilulissat, Greenland.  My wife, daughter and I have been here competing in the Greenland National Kayak Games.  It has been an unforgettable experience. – Marcel (WFR Graduate) Don’t forget! At the end of the year, we…

A Wilderness Medical Associates graduate of a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course utilizes his training and helps a climber by performing a shoulder reduction at 10,000 feet! “I thought that I would share with you an event from this past weekend in which I was able to use my WFR training.  While Deanna and I…

Scott, who attended a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course submitted this experience with us. Thanks for the great story! Shortly after my WFR course with Wilderness Medical Associates, I got a call on my radio at our summer camp that a golf cart had just flipped going backwards down a hill.  The scene was exactly…