About the Wilderness Risk Management Conference: The 2009 Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) will be held in Durham, NC between October 14-16, 2009. The objective of this conference is to effectively educate outdoor/medical professionals and enthusiasts in relieving risks that may occur in the wilderness. This workshop is sponsored by NOLS, Outward Bound, and Student… Read more »
Summer camp and river guiding adventures are about to start! Wilderness Medical Associates is in the thick of preparing hundreds of folks with 10 wilderness medicine courses running in the mountains of western North Carolina. Fay Johnson (right) and I (left) are visiting WMA sponsor camps hidden in these beautiful mountains – Falling Creek Camp,… Read more »
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 »
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 »
It is almost a given that anyone who comments on medical issues should be saying something about swine flu and its implications. What more can we say? The stats and real (and imagined) seriousness and pervasiveness change daily. In the end this is still influenza, a potentially lethal respiratory virus that most people survive. It… Read more »
Click here for a caption contest held by The Adventure Life. Post your caption to the picture on the link as a comment and you will entered to win a Wet & Dry Backpack from Aquapac. Good luck!
A student shares an experience that occured the day after they attended one of WMA’s Wilderness Advanced First Aid courses. At work for a half hour. Monday morning. Phone rings, client with severe drug addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder calls. She wants to talk about not taking methadone in four days. She is speaking softly.… Read more »
Click here for a great article on one of WMA’s sponsors, TrekNorth, a grade 7-12 charter school that specializes in outdoor education. TrekNorth has been a valued sponsor of WMA since 2005.
Click here to watch a great video on Dave Ramsey and why he teaches for Wilderness Medical Associates. Dave has been instructing for WMA for over 6 years and teaches courses around the world! He is also co-owner of Backcountry Rescue Institute, Inc. located in Kentucky.
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. _