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Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - November 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Wilderness Medicine Source Type: news

Wildcare
WILDCARE — Working In Less than Desirable Conditions And Remote Environments SOLO’s newest textbook is done, 7 years in production, and worth every minute. A very unusual book designed to teach how to practice and provide emergency and extended care in remote and austere environments. It is a teaching text, in that there are very few paragraphs, instead information is bundled into lists, bullets, and illustrations. Check it out at TMCBooks.com (Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter)
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - February 23, 2015 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: WILDCARE Source Type: news

Solo safety bulletin – surviving an avalanche
SOLO SAFETY BULLETIN – SURVIVING an AVALANCHE We have had a lot of snow this winter and the avalanche dangers are extremely high. We felt this was a good time to review how to survive and avalanche. Avalanche-related Deaths: In the USA, there is an average of 30 deaths per year. In Europe, there is an average or 120 deaths per year. Causes of Death in an Avalanche: Asphyxia accounts for about 90% of deaths. Trauma accounts for about 10% of deaths. Head trauma and cervical spine trauma are the most common cause of traumatic death in an avalanche. Risk of Death = The Risk is Hypoxia, Hypothermia, and Asphyxia. Inc...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - February 23, 2015 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Avalanche Awareness Source Type: news

Solo safety bulletin – surviving an avalanche
SOLO SAFETY BULLETIN – SURVIVING an AVALANCHE We have had a lot of snow this winter and the avalanche dangers are extremely high. We felt this was a good time to review how to survive and avalanche. Avalanche-related Deaths: In the USA, there is an average of 30 deaths per year. In Europe, there is an average or 120 deaths per year. Causes of Death in an Avalanche: Asphyxia accounts for about 90% of deaths. Trauma accounts for about 10% of deaths. Head trauma and cervical spine trauma are the most common cause of traumatic death in an avalanche. Risk of Death = The Risk is Hypoxia, Hypothermia, and Asphyxia. Inc...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - February 23, 2015 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Avalanche Awareness Source Type: news

New! From The Wilderness Medicine Newsletter
For decades the Wilderness Medicine Newsletter has provided up-to-date information to pre-hospital and definitive care providers. Since becoming an on-line journal, the readership of the WMN has become international. Now the WMN has it’s own web site: www.wildernessmedicinenewsletter.com Subscribers pay the same $15 a year subscription rate but have access to more than 165 articles from back issues as well as current issues. You can search the site either by category, or by key words making the Wilderness Medicine Newsletter site a much more useful reference for everything from reviewing splinting to the prevention ...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - February 10, 2012 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: AMPLE History Anaphylaxis Barotitis externa Cellulitis chest trauma Cholera Ciguatera Poisoning Cold injuries Decompression Sickness Diarrhea Disaster Medicine dislocated patella dislocations Dive Injuries Dive Medicine Emerg Source Type: news

New Soap Note app!
Everyone practicing pre-hospital medicine in either a street environment or wilderness environment should know about this new app. The new SOAP note app allows you to create highly accurate SOAP notes in ways that were not possible before. As patient care transfers from one level of care to the next, patient care data can now travel with the patient. SoapNoteApp enables you seamlessly transfer your SOAP notes from person to person. It tracks and secures all your notes. It includes a digitally signed change record so you can be confident your notes are safe. You can access your notes from anywhere at any time. As well as cl...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - December 8, 2011 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Patient Assessment System SOAP note wilderness emergency medicine SOAP Note app SOAP Notes Source Type: news

2010 in review
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.   In 2010, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 91 posts. The busiest day of the year was December 7th with 321 views. The most popular post that day was Heat Loss Through the Head and...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - January 3, 2011 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Wilderness Medicine Source Type: news

Haiti
the  Major disasters in the last 10 years, 2000 – 2010: 2001 – Gujarat Earthquake, India                                20,000 Deaths 2003 – Bam Earthquake, Iran                                      30,000 Deaths 2004 – Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami    230,000 Deaths 2005 – Kashmir Earthquake, Pakistan ...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - February 5, 2010 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Disaster Medicine Emergency Medicine Environmental Emergencies wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine wilderness medicine newsletter Earthquake Haiti Earthquake response resuers in Haiti Source Type: news

Cholera and Diarrhea
CHOLERA and DIARRHEA At this very moment there is an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe– not a worldwide pandemic, but a localized epidemic. This is not a trivial point of interest, but a major news event that will not only have a dramatic impact on the population of Zimbabwe but also on the entire world as the aftermath of this epidemic will require international aid. Cholera will most likely kill thousands of people in Zimbabwe, impact tens of thousands of lives, and will continue to be a constant threat around the world and a very real concern for the adventurous and international travelers. What is cholera? Cholera...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - January 1, 2009 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Cholera Diarrhea Source Type: news

Improvised Pelvic Splint
In keeping with the other video demonstrations that we have posted on this site, below you will find a video of an improvised splint for a possible fractured pelvis…. (Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter)
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - July 30, 2008 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Emergency Medicine wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine wilderness medicine newsletter improvised pelvic splint Source Type: news

Improvised Traction Video
Back in December of 2007 we wrote a series of posts on lower Extremity injuries. Here is a video demonstration of an improvised traction splint to go along with that post. (Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter)
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - June 11, 2008 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Disaster Medicine Emergency Medicine wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine Source Type: news

IX. Patient Assessment System – Checklist
Part 9 of 9: PATIENT ASSESSMENT CHECK LIST: SCENE SURVEY: Is the SCENE SAFE? Is the PATIENT SAFE? PRIMARY SURVEY:  Are they CONSCIOUS? Do they have an OPEN AIRWAY? How is their BREATHING? Do they have a PULSE?  Are they BLEEDING? Are there any serious injuries on the CHUNK CHECK? Is their neck and spine STABLE? Do they need to be MOVED? Do we need to protect them from the ENVIRONMENT? How is everyone else DOING? SECONDARY SURVEY – VITAL SIGNS: What is their RESPIRATORY RATE & EFFORT? What is their HEART RATE & EFFORT? What is their LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS? What is their SKIN COLOR, TEMPERATURE, &...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - April 29, 2008 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: AMPLE History Disaster Medicine Ecotourism Emergency Medicine Marine Medicine Mountain Rescue Primary Survey Rescue Plan Secondary Survey SOAP note SOLO Travel Medicine wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine wilderne Source Type: news

IX. Patient Assessment System – Checklist
Part 9 of 9: PATIENT ASSESSMENT CHECK LIST: SCENE SURVEY: Is the SCENE SAFE? Is the PATIENT SAFE? PRIMARY SURVEY:  Are they CONSCIOUS? Do they have an OPEN AIRWAY? How is their BREATHING? Do they have a PULSE?  Are they BLEEDING? Are there any serious injuries on the CHUNK CHECK? Is their neck and spine STABLE? Do they need to be MOVED? Do we need to protect them from the ENVIRONMENT? How is everyone else DOING? SECONDARY SURVEY – VITAL SIGNS: What is their RESPIRATORY RATE & EFFORT? What is their HEART RATE & EFFORT? What is their LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS? What is their SKIN COLOR, TEMPERATURE, &...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - April 29, 2008 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: AMPLE History Disaster Medicine Ecotourism Emergency Medicine Marine Medicine Mountain Rescue Primary Survey Rescue Plan Secondary Survey SOAP note SOLO Travel Medicine wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine wilderne Source Type: news

VIII. Patient Assessment System – Rescue Plan
Part 8 of 9: PAS – STOP – RESCUE SURVEY: Do we need help? Are we staying or going? What is our plan to get help? Who is going to go to get help? What do we do to protect the patient while waiting for help to arrive? What do we do to protect ourselves while waiting for help to arrive? Is the scene safe? RESCUE PLAN: Do we need help? Group’s condition: How well is each individual in the group doing? How well prepared is the group to stay put and bivouac? Decisions: Do we need to evacuate the patient or can we all go on? If evacuation is needed, send for help. While waiting for rescue – build a bivoua...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - April 22, 2008 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: AMPLE History Disaster Medicine Ecotourism Emergency Medicine Marine Medicine Mountain Rescue Patient Assessment System Rescue Plan Secondary Survey SOAP note SOLO Travel Medicine wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine Source Type: news

VII. PAS – Secondary Survey – SOAPnote:
The objective date consist of their vital signs, the patient exam, and the AMPLE history. Vital signs:  Time the vitals signs are taken:    RR & Effort     HR & Effort(BP)     LOC     Skin: C/T/M     Patient exam:  Describe locations of pain, tenderness & injuries.                                         &n...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - April 15, 2008 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: AMPLE History Disaster Medicine Dive Medicine Ecotourism Emergency Medicine Marine Medicine Mountain Rescue Patient Assessment System Rescue Plan SOAP note SOLO Travel Medicine wilderness emergency medicine Wilderness Medicine Source Type: news