Where’s the Man?: Pacific Crest Trail, WA

Where’s the Man?: Pacific Crest Trail, WA WMA-certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR),  LT, sent us this photo of him cruising along with the man alongside the caption below. Thank you for making the trails a better place! “The man soaring over White Pass, Washington.  He joined my crew and I as we performed 6 months… Read more »




Where’s the Man?: Anchorage, AK

Where’s the Man?: Anchorage, AK Jerimiah was putting “The Man” hard at work while rebuilding Rome for his vacation bible school. Jerimiah is a medical missionary and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder. Send in Your Photos! Send an email to*protected email* with a picture of you wearing your ‘Where’s the Man?’ t-shirt alongside… Read more »




Where’s the Man?: Golan Heights of Northern Israel

Where’s the Man?: Golan Heights of Northern Israel Kevin Z., a WMA certified Wilderness First Responder, was hiking the Golan Trail and decided to take this photo of him next to a minefield (yes, a minefield). I don’t know if this would go beyond the first triangle in the Patient Assessment system. Send in Your… Read more »




Where’s the Man?: Isla Bella, Panama

Where’s the Man?: Isla Bella, Panama WMA Instructor, Stephen Leavins, sent in this photo of him while he was on a sea kayaking trip. The locals dug him out some canoes and great paddles. Submit Your Entries Send an email to*protected email* with a picture of you wearing your ‘Where’s the Man?’ t-shirt alongside a… Read more »




Heat Stroke Treatment: What is the best way to cool off a heat stroke victim?

What is the best way to cool off a heat stroke victim? The simple answer? Using the resources at hand, aggressively lower the person’s body temperature to 39°C (102.2°F) as quickly as possible.  Anything longer than 30 minutes has the potential to have more profound and long lasting pathophysiologic effects. The debate about treatment revolves… Read more »




Where’s the Man?: Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Where’s the Man?: Cape Peninsula, South Africa Allie sent in this photo of herself showing off the man in Cape Peninsula, located near Cape Town, South Africa. Submit Your Entries Send an email to*protected email* with a picture of you wearing your ‘Where’s the Man?’ t-shirt alongside a caption to be eligible to win. At… Read more »




Where’s the Man?: Boston, MA – Run of the Charles

Where’s the Man?: Boston, MA – Run of the Charles Henry Chance was on hand in Boston, MA for the annual Run of the Charles Canoe Race. The only major medical incident that day was a collection of bruised egos. Submit Your Entries Send an email to*protected email* with a picture of you wearing your… Read more »




Wilderness First Responder – Scope of Practice (Draft)

In order to establish guidelines for comprehensive, thorough, and more consistent wilderness medical training, AORE and other organizations that hold a respectively large place in the field of wilderness medicine have signed off on the Wilderness First Responder SOP (Draft), a document that complements the Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practice.

Please consider helping AORE make a difference by reviewing this document if you have ever sponsored a WFR course, attended at WFR course, or instructed a WFR course. Does this document include the topics that you want your staff to know? As a participants of a Wilderness First Responder course, is this training enough to prepare you for backcountry medical emergencies? Are the elective topics sufficient? Please be clear, professional, and thorough.




Q: What do you think of burn gels containing tea tree oil?

Q: What do you think of burn gels, specifically those containing tea tree oil? A practitioner from a burn center recently made a comment during a web presentation that we in the field should stop using cool, wet towels in favor of a burn gel for partial thickness burns. I have not found FDA approval… Read more »




Where’s the Man?: Butter Island, Maine

Where’s the Man?: Butter Island, ME Here’s the man in Maine on Butter Island. This submission is from Jeff Isaac, PA-C, WMA’s very own curriculum director and instructor. Submit Your Entries Send an email to*protected email* with a picture of you wearing your ‘Where’s the Man?’ t-shirt alongside a caption to be eligible to win…. Read more »