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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

Where’s the Man?: Iquitos, Peru

Submitted by Dr. David Johnson, WMA President & Medical Director. DJ in the Belen market of Iquitos, Peru. This venue winds forever along the river’s edge.  It serves the population 7 days a week, offering all manner of food, herbs, spices, wood products, alcohol and jungle remedies produced or grown in the many distant jungle communities up and down river.  Iquitos,… Read more »

Where’s the Man?: Carrefour, Haiti

Where’s the Man?: Carrefour, Haiti “I just got back from  a medical relief trip to Carrefour Haiti (suburb of Port-Au-Prince). The shot is looking over the compound I was based at. There were approximately 1500 people living in very close proximity to each other under tarps and tents.  We also treated many patients in mountain clinics… Read more »

WMA Now Offering WEMT-I Courses

Looking to upgrade your Wilderness EMT?  How about taking the WEMT-I? Starting in May of 2010, Wilderness Medical Associates, the industry leader in wilderness medicine will begin offering the WEMT-Intermediate course.  This course is designed to expand the knowledge base and scope of currently certified Wilderness EMTs or EMTs. Wilderness EMT Course Content This course… Read more »