It seems as though there has been an increased “international flair” on the scheduling side of things recently. I guess this makes sense, with the world becoming more globalized- internet, etc.- though you should still buy your produce locally… Seriously, it is exciting to be able to go home at the end of the day…

Q:  I have noticed that some outdoor organizations are moving away from carrying injectable epinephrine into the field.  Would an antihistamine (e.g., Benadryl) work just as effectively to treat allergic reactions?  What do you think about the Benadryl strips? Even though some people are reluctant to carry epinephrine (delivered via autoinjectors like Epipens or a…

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The Father of Wilderness Medical Associates When Peter Goth graduated from Tulane University Medical School in 1972, wilderness emergency medicine had not been born. Training for EMTs was based entirely on protocol with heavy emphasis on memorization of signs and symptoms and focused on stabilizing the patient until arrival at a hospital emergency room. Dr…

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Corporations and entrepreneurs see an economic opportunity in food allergies. The market for products is projected to reach $3.9 billion this year. (The Washington Post) By Annys Shin Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, June 8, 2008 Kari Keaton is the sort of customer most businesses used to hate. The Rockville mother lingers at the grocery…

Getting EMS training (Basic good; Paramedic much better) is still a good idea though, because you will get a level of practical training not provided in most RN programs. Becoming a nurse practitioner would be a great additional upgrade because on top of everything else you would have prescription writing capabilities.

Applying the SOAP NOTE format to Avalanche Safety: by Fay Johnson   S: (Subjective Information) When choosing to venture into avalanche prone areas, first do some homework. Go online to www.avalanche.org to access Avalanche Forecast Centers that provide critical information regarding past and present snowpack and weather information. If you plan to travel to mountainous…

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As you may have seen, ‘The Man’ has been traveling around the globe- climbing trees, swimming rivers, hiking trails, helping those medically needy, and even spreading some holiday cheer! It took us, in the WMA office, a long time of pawing through these amazing photographs to finally decide one which ones to select for the…