“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Kayaker with Shoulder Injury

Ok, this video makes me cringe. Now that I've got that out-of-the-way, happy Wednesday!  That means its time, once again, for "What Would You Do?" Wednesday, where I give you a virtual patient through the magic of YouTube, and you tell me how you'd manage it. Today, our patient is a kayaker.  It seems he …

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So, What Would You Do? – Hit by a Deer

  Several days ago I posted a video showing a cyclist and a deer having an unfortunate encounter.  I have to say, I'm used to dealing with cars hitting deer, not the other way around!  If you haven't had a chance to watch the video and think about your management of this situation, take a …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Hit by a Deer

Howdy folks, and welcome to another edition of "What Would You Do?" Wednesday, where I tap into the great online repository of medical case studies (aka, YouTube) and give you a scenario.  You then get to watch the video, and think through your management of the patient's potential injuries. High-speed mechanism is way less common …

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Airway Management: Still the Bomb Diggety

(That means Super Important). Happy Sunday!  I'm thinking about airway management today, and I wanted to take a moment to share a video that's been helpful to me.  This video may be more helpful to the front country EMS folks, specifically those that find themselves intubating, than the wildmed crowd, but take it in the …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – That’s Gonna Leave a Mark!

Happy Wednesday!  I'm making a triumphal return to blogging, and as its a Wednesday, I decided to start with a "What Would You Do" Wednesday.  If you're fuzzy on how we play this games, I'll review.  I post a video from the giant, open-source online training tool we call YouTube, and you tell me how …

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When the Bottom Drops Out of Your World, and Vice Versa

Wilderness medicine Twitter has been blowing up today about an ill-advised post Slate put out.  Slate argues that backpackers don't have to filter their drinking water prior to consumption after all, but that clean, fresh water should be safe in its natural form. There's only one problem with this; its not true.  As has been …

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So, What Would You Do? Hooked, Line, and Sinker

On Wednesday, I put up a video scenario and invited you to consider what you would do.  I have to admit, this injury makes my skin crawl just a little.  Taking a fishhook anywhere is terrible; taking one through the upper lip is just not fair.  Ughhh... The story behind this #wwydwednesday is that I've …

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