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…

The hypothermia wrap is for more than just severe hypothermia patients. It can be used for any patient that may be experiencing a cold challenge and is not able to adequately generate their own heat. For example, a skier with a lower extremity injury awaiting evacuation has cold challenge on their problem list. Videos Wilderness…

The hypothermia wrap is for more than just severe hypothermia patients. It can be used for any patient that may be experiencing a cold challenge and is not able to adequately generate their own heat. For example, a skier with a lower extremity injury awaiting evacuation has cold challenge on their problem list. Videos Wilderness…

Snakebite Treatment Methods – How to care for a snakebite wound.   Click on the link above to go to newsfun.info and ask Dr. Johnson a question! I’m fact-checking a piece for a national outdoor magazine. I have several questions about snake bite treatment methods: Is there any benefit to the "cut-and-suck" method or should…

Last month New Hampshire passed a new state law that will allow the State to collect search and rescue costs from lost groups or individuals. Read an article about the law at by clicking here. According to the article the costs for search and rescue services could go as high as $10,000 and even include…

A student recently sent this into WMA! Great picture! New t-shirts coming soon. Look out for them at our online gear store! I recently went on a retreat with some friends. We went to red river gorge in KY. My friend has his Wildmed shirt on and we took a pic we thought you would…

Click here for some great tips on keeping warm this winter! Greg Friese, a Wilderness First Responder and WMA Lead Instructor wrote this article, which you may find very useful as winter has arrived.

Kudos to Mike T., a 2006 WFR grad, for his tact and sharing his story: “I am a 2006 WFR Grad and I wanted to tell you about a recent backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just as we reached camp at our most remote location, 8000 feet on top of a mountain, one…