“What Would You Do?” Wednesday-Really Cold and Wet!

Happy Wednesday!  It's that time of the week again, where I give you a scenario video to watch, and you respond with your thoughts and treatment plans.  We've been doing this for the past several weeks, and have seen the aftermath of climbing accidents and skiing accidents, as well as an ATV incident. Today, I'm …

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So, What Would You Do? ATV Accident

It's that time of the week again, where we ask "What would you do?"  Several days ago, I posted a video showing the aftermath of an ATV accident; I asked you to watch the video, and consider what sorts of injuries you'd look for, as well as how you'd manage the patient.  Today, I'm going …

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What Would You Do? Wednesday-ATV Crash

It's once again Wednesday, which means once again it's time for me to give you a video scenario.  Watch the video, and respond in the comments or on twitter (use #wwydwednesday) with your thoughts.  I want to know what types of medical issues you'd expect, and then how you'd manage the patient. Today's video is …

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Airway Management is the Bomb Diggety

"Bomb diggety" means super important as well as awesome.  That's how excited I am about airway management.  I'm pulling a cop-out this week; work has been very busy, and I've been working hard to buy a vehicle.  Basically, I'm swamped.  So, rather than get too deep into airway management today, I'm going to post a …

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So, What Would You Do? Ski Crash

Last Wednesday I posted a video of a pretty impressive collision on a ski slope.  I asked you to tell me what you thought, what sorts of injuries and medical conditions you would expect, and how you would manage this situation.  If you haven't seen the video, take a few moments and watch the video. …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday-Ski Crash

It's that time of the week again, AKA, "What Would You Do? Wednesday," where I give you a video to watch as a scenario.  Last week we watched a mountain bike crash, and discussed loss of consciousness and head, neck, and back injuries.  This week, we're going cold, and talking about this video of a …

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Managing Altered Mental Status in the Outdoors

I've been on a bit of a kick about altered mental status lately.  My reasoning behind this is that determining a patient's mental status is one of the first things we as medical care providers do when assessing our patient.  We discussed assessing mental status in a previous post, and then spent another post discussing …

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