Posts Categorized: Discussions

Q: If there is no epinephrine available, could an albuterol inhaler be used until benedryl takes effect in anaphylaxis with respiratory distress?

Q: With respiratory distress in anaphylaxis, if no epinephrine is available could an albuterol inhaler be used until the benedryl takes effect? It isn’t mentioned in the study materials or in the recent WAFA course I attended. Seems to me that inhalers are a lot more common than epi pens.

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.

Q: Is There a Standard in Wilderness Medicine Training?

Is there a standard in wilderness medicine training? Authors of an editorial and article that appeared in the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal earlier this year (Vol 20, 106 and 113-117) argued that there is no standard in wilderness medicine training for outdoor educators. In addition, they suggested that organizations offering this training have curricula… Read more »

WRMC 2009: Visit the WMA Booth!

Wilderness Medical Associates to be a Exhibitor at the 2009 Wilderness Risk Management Conference In addition to four Wilderness Medical Associates’ instructors presenting at the conference, the company will staff a booth in the vendor hall. Please stop by to say hello and find out what’s new at WMA.  Anne Rugg, the WMA General Manager, … Read more »