I read medical articles and feeds fairly regularly. They give me ideas for future articles and commentary but in the end they pile up, collect dust and never see the light of day. Starting today, I am going to try to communicate about what is on my mind more regularly. Please let me know what… Read more »
Click on the link above to go to www.wildmed.com and ask Dr. Johnson a question! Q: What is the legality in administering epinephrine to someone? Are WFA certified individuals allowed to carry epi-pens to have someone use if in an emergency situation or can epi-pens only be used if they are prescribed to someone? Like… Read more »
This article (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27725975/) discusses the dramatic rise in pediatric food allergies diagnoses and the corresponding increase in the number of children carrying EpiPens. Remember the definitive treatment for anaphylaxis is specific medications of epinephrine, anti-histamine, and corticosteroids. Outdoor adventure program leaders that are responsible for first aid should rely on specific training, certification, and medical… Read more »
Hey everybody, Below is an CNBC news blog link to an article on the increase in epi pen demand and use, given the proliferation of peanut and other allergen based responses. DJ and Dr. Peter et.al. were saying this year’s back, confirming they were forward leaning ‘ahead of their time’, despite being viewed as heretics… Read more »
Check out www.wildmed.com to see Jeff Baierlein, our new instructor spotlight, talk about his WMA experience and why he enjoys being an instructor!
Below is an CNBC news blog link to an article on the increase in epi pen demand and use, given the proliferation of peanut and other allergen based responses. DJ and Dr. Peter et.al. were saying this years back, confirming they were forward leaning ‘ahead of their time’, despite being viewed as heretics when they… Read more »
Q: Greg, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked by a student. A: During the emergency childbirth lecture at WFR class in Illinois a very serious student asked at the end of the lecture, â€œAfter the placenta delivers can you feed the placenta to your dog?â€ Submitted by: Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P,… Read more »
Click here for a great article regarding wound management in the wilderness from jems.com by Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P, WEMT.
â€œWhereâ€™s Greg? Does anyone know where Greg is,â€ a pale and anxious teacher hollered as she ran down the hall way. I was teaching a WFR course at a junior and senior high school in northern Minnesota. â€œGreg is right here,â€ I calmly replied. â€œCome quick a little boy had a fire extinguisher fall on… Read more »
Using My WFR on a Buddhist Retreatâ€¦ I recently attended a Buddhist retreat in the mountains of eastern Spain and wasnâ€™t expecting to use my WMA Wilderness First Responder training. The retreat center was high in the mountains and quite remote- 5 miles on a single track to the nearest village. Great views, so quiet,… Read more »