As you may know, a number of people from a variety of wilderness training organization wrote a Scope of Practice (SOP) document in 2010 for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) courses. The intent was to clearly articulate what we believe to be the intended audience of such a course and what a graduate of a 16 hour WFA should be trained… Read more »
Finding a Medical Advisor for your Outdoor Program
Posted by David Johnson, MD & filed under General, Risk Management.
A medical advisor can and should be an integral part of your risk management team, not just the person who writes prescriptions for epinephrine. Functions could include review and advice on policies that have to do with safety, medical management and treatment protocols. If you do any screening, an adviser can also give some guidance… Read more »
UNE offers Wilderness Medical Elective
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under New Sponsors, WMA Sponsors.
Wilderness Medical Elective July 16-24 2012 Highland Plantation, ME Claybrook Mountain Lodge Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) International has teamed up with University of New England to offer the Wilderness Medical Elective. Unlike traditional medical courses, WMA International provides a practical approach when environments are hostile and equipment and personnel are limited. The elective is tailored… Read more »
Course Subscriber: Receive notifications when courses are added
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Check This Out!, Student Feedback.
Want to be Notified of New Courses? Course Subscriber is a service dedicated to notifying students when courses are added to wildmed.com. You choose the criteria: Type of course, the distance you are willing to travel, and dates that work with your schedule. This is a useful tool if you want to know when viable… Read more »
Where’s the Man?: St. Lucia
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under General, Where's the Man?.
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 »
Lightning Strikes: Myths and Facts
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Check This Out!, Risk Management.
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. _
New WMA Website Feedback from Students
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under General, Student Feedback.
Sometimes you need to be careful about what you ask for, but when launching a new website, you gotta do it! We wanted to make our new site easier to navigate, chock full of wilderness medical information, and featuring real people in videos. So we asked a recent group of WMA course graduates and this… Read more »
Lance Armstrong Self-Splinting
Posted by Abby Rowe & filed under Check This Out!, General.
Lance Armstrong fell in a bike race crash and broke his collar bone. Check out these awesome pictures and videos of him and his self-splinting as he waited for medical care.