A medical advisor can and should be an integral part of your risk management team, not just the person who writes prescriptions for epinephrine. Functions could include review and advice on policies that have to do with safety, medical management and treatment protocols. If you do any screening, an adviser can also give some guidance…



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Jack, a Wilderness First Responder from Ohio, sent us this amazing story. “Hi there. Just wanted thank Wilderness Medical Associates (especially Phil, Robin, and Stephen) for their great instruction in last January’s Wilderness First Responder course at the University of Alabama. This summer, I utilized my skills in the backcountry to treat many routine issues,…

Wilderness Medical Associates to be a Exhibitor at the 2009 Wilderness Risk Management Conference In addition to four Wilderness Medical Associates’ instructors presenting at the conference, the company will staff a booth in the vendor hall. Please stop by to say hello and find out what’s new at WMA.  Anne Rugg, the WMA General Manager, …

2009 Wilderness Risk Management Conference Bill Frederick, WMA lead instructor and Safety Director for School for Field Studies, will be conducting a presentation on navigating risk in international locales.  Bill will review the hazard landscape, research that is available, and best practices. Specific topics will include: – Info acquisition – Transportation – Medical Care –…

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.

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…

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.…

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…

About the National Conference on Wilderness Medicine: Mountain Destinations will be hosting the 23rd annual National Conference on Wilderness Medicine between July 29, 2009 and August 2, 2009 in Big Sky, MT. The objective of this conference is to teach both practical and theoretical skills to medical/outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. After completing this course, participants…

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About Huyck Preserve Huyck Preserve is a non-profit organization on 2000 acres  just southwest of Albany, NY.  Along with miles of trails to hike and enjoy, there is an abundance of wildlife and natural treasures, making Huyck Preserve a wonderful place to take a wilderness medical course. “Our mission is to protect the natural beauty…

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