Posts Tagged: wma

Q: When was the last documented death from a coral snake (Micrurus fulvius) envenomation?

This question came up during our Montana WALS course last week in Red Lodge.  Richard Gates from WMI reminded the lead instructor Dr. Will Smith (and us) of a report from 2006 of an unconfirmed case.  When I googled this last evening I found out that it has in fact been confirmed.  There is an… Read more »



MedWAR – Upcoming Races

Click here for the dates of the upcoming MedWAR races! MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race) tests your wilderness survival skills through unique events combined with adventure racing. WMA Canada instructors Dugg Steary and Mike Webster have been responsible for writing, developing, and coordinating all medical scenarios for MedWAR North for the past 5 years. Recently,… Read more »



Q: Can someone be allergic to an antihistamine?

Q: Someone I know was having difficulty sleeping on a trip. A friend suggested trying the diphenhydramine (e.g., Benadryl) from our first aid kit. Shortly after, this person developed hives, chest tightness and shortness of breath. We administered epinephrine from the kit for a presumed anaphylactic reaction and evacuated him. In the end, after a… Read more »