“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Paging Dr. Hawkins…

It feels like Dr. Seth Hawkins is all over my twitter and Facebook feeds lately.  I'm not complaining; he's doing some absolutely fascinating things.  If you don't know who Dr. Hawkins is, he's an emergency physician at Catawba Valley Medical Center in North Carolina, and is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest …

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So, What Would You Do? Croup, croup, baby…

Last week, I gave you a scenario involving a child with a nasty sounding cough, in a very remote location.  Your task was to figure out what was going on with the patient, then come up with a treatment plan.  If you haven't had a chance to watch the video and consider my scenario, you …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Something Completely Different.

We've been having a good run of #wwydwednesdays lately, but I've noticed a pattern.  The past two have been significant blunt-force trauma.  We had a rappel fall/failure, followed by a patient that was kicked by a horse.  Both were good learning experiences, but it's time to get away from trauma and try something new.  With …

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So, What Would You Do? Drop Kicked

I don't get many traditional weekends, but this last Saturday and Sunday were pretty fantastic.  My wife and I got to spend time with friends we haven't seen in a long time, and we even got some rock climbing in too!  So, now that I'm relaxed and refreshed, we can spend some time talking about …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Drop Kicked

It's that time of the week again, where I test your medical imagination.  Last week, we talked about a patient who fell approximately 100 feet while rappelling into a canyon.  This week, we're going in a different direction. I was talking on Twitter with Katey (@UnciaKate; thanks for your input!) who mentioned at one point …

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So, What Would You Do? That Didn’t Go Well…

Hey folks, happy Saturday!  It's the weekend, you made it!  If you're off today, now is a great time to settle down with a nice cup of coffee (or tea, if that's more your flavor) and think a bit about wilderness medicine. Earlier this week (on Thursday instead of Wednesday, but who's counting...) I posted …

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Hypothermic, with a Core Body Temp of 56.7F…But Survived!

We're getting into mid-October.  The leaves are turning bright colors.  We had tropical storm Nate come through last week, which brought a blast of unseasonable warm and muggy weather to the southeast, but we're finally getting back to chilly nights and crisp mornings.  I'm told that the pumpkin spice latte has returned to Starbucks, but …

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