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Applying the SOAP NOTE format to Avalanche Safety

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… Read more »

What to do in an Avalanche

When venturing into the backcountry, evaluating the avalanche hazard requires an understanding of the terrain, weather and snowpack of the area in which you intend to travel. Regardless of how much care is taken, it is possible that someone may be caught in an avalanche. Prior planning may help you or your partner survive. Statistics… Read more »

What to do in an Avalanche

When venturing into the backcountry, evaluating the avalanche hazard requires an understanding of the terrain, weather and snowpack of the area in which you intend to travel. Regardless of how much care is taken, it is possible that someone may be caught in an avalanche. Prior planning may help you or your partner survive. Statistics… Read more »

WMA Staff Member’s Take on the Women’s-Only WFA Class

By: Dollie Chase “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Thirty women made history in Freeport, Maine the weekend of May 18-19 when L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School sponsored Wilderness Medical Associates’ first ever Women’s-Only WFA course. Five years in the making, this course was the brainchild of Sawyer Alberi, a former Flight Medic… Read more »

L.L. Bean to offer Women’s-Only Wilderness First Aid

FREEPORT, ME – L.L. Bean has partnered with Wilderness Medical Associates to offer a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. This course, unlike the standard Wilderness First Aid, is available exclusively for women. WFA training is imperative for people who are looking to experience outdoor adventure, safely, giving you the knowledge and confidence to assess and… Read more »

WildER Med – Wilderness Medicine Conference

There are a number of wilderness medicine conferences that happen yearly both in North America and abroad that focus on general medical issues in the outdoors as well as more specific themes such as altitude, environmental emergencies, and disasters. The Wilderness Medical Society has done an admirable job of offering and supporting many of these…. Read more »

Development in China

David Johnson (WMA International President and Medical Director) and Mike Webster (WMA International Executive Director) meet with executive members of both the Chinese Mountaineering Association and Chinese Olympic Committee in May 2012 in Toronto, Canada.