Tourniquets have a checkered history past and current combat in the SW Asian theaters has drawn new attention to them.
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29 June was the first anniversary of Tom’s death. He continues to be an inspiration to all of us. He is missed.
WMA instructor Carl Blondell just sent us the photos below, taken in the St. Lucia, an island nation in the eastern Carribbean Sea. Check back to see where the man is travelling to next! Don’t forget… At the end of the year, we will select the 3 best submissions. The winners will receive $100 cash… Read more »
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 »
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 »
WMA Instructor Gabe Gunning in Upper Ellis River, Pinkham Notch of Mount Washington, NH. Check back to see where the man will be traveling to next!
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 »
Ben Usatch, MD, FAAEM, NREMT-P recently wrote this article for JEMS.com. Check this out to learn more about lightning strikes. Does lightning really never strike twice in the same spot? Is it safe to touch the victim of a lightning strike? Get the answers to these questions and more by clicking here. _
The man is currently at Tsubaki Shrine in Mie Prefecture of Japan. WMA Lead Instructor Dave Ramsey sports our classic tee. Send in your pictures and stories for our ‘Where’s the Man?’ section to *protected email*.
Sometimes you need to be careful about what you ask for, but when launching a new website, you gotta do it! We wanted to make our new site easier to navigate, chock full of wilderness medical information, and featuring real people in videos. So we asked a recent group of WMA course graduates and this… Read more »