Click here to watch a great video on Dave Ramsey and why he teaches for Wilderness Medical Associates. Dave has been instructing for WMA for over 6 years and teaches courses around the world! He is also co-owner of Backcountry Rescue Institute, Inc. located in Kentucky.


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Ben Usatch, MD, FAAEM, NREMT-P recently wrote this article for JEMS.com. Check this out to learn more about lightning strikes. Does lightning really never strike twice in the same spot? Is it safe to touch the victim of a lightning strike? Get the answers to these questions and more by clicking here. _

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Wilderness medicine providers know that prevention and early intervention are critical to a successful day hike, camping trip, or multiple week expedition. Those same skills of prevention and early intervention are applicable to all aspects of life. Some things you probably do already (or should be) include wearing a seatbelt, not using tobacco, wearing a…

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Check out our new ‘Where’s the Man?’ feature on our wilderness blog! Share your photos and stories of you sporting your course t-shirt, featuring a Davinci-inspired man.

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Lance Armstrong fell in a bike race crash and broke his collar bone. Check out these awesome pictures and videos of him and his self-splinting as he waited for medical care.

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These are the new course t-shirts that are given to every WMA student who completes a course that is 3 or more days. Look out for them on newsfun.info. Soon you will be able to sport ‘The Art of Wilderness Medicine’. Corrie and Justin, both office staff, make great models, don’t they?

“My name is Chris and I have recently taken the WFR class at Ohio University Dec. 13-21. I just wanted to let you know how amazing my experience was. It all started with my absolutely outstanding instructors Darren “Daz” and Gary. My attention never strayed the entire week as I listened to every word. I…

In the musculoskeletal system lecture WFR students learn about the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome. Repetitive stress is a cause for compartment syndrome to the lower legs. These two articles are accounts from Olympic ski racers that are suffering from compartment syndrome. http://www.fasterskier.com/racing6146.html http://www.cccski.com/main.asp?cmd=doc&ID=5429&lan=0 Submitted by: Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P, WEMT President, Emergency Preparedness…

Tree Services has given Wilderness Medical Associates a shout-out in their February issue, which also features instructor Josh Martin, and one of his WEMT courses at Northern Cairn

During a Wilderness First Responder course at the University of WI at LaCrosse, Ann Dunphy, one of WMA’s instructor’s, asked students about WFR dreams, as she does with all of her courses. Interestingly enough, one student, D. Crye, was willing to share his story, and thankfully for us, he also shared it with the WMA…