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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So, What Would You Do? Mountain Bike Accident

On Wednesday, I posted the latest installment of "What Would You Do?" Wednesday; I gave you a video of a mountain bike crash to watch, and I asked you to share your thoughts and treatment plans.  If you haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, you should take a few moments to watch …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday-Mountain Biking Accident

It's that time of the week again, where I post a scenario and you tell me what you'd do.  Last week we watched a video of a climbing rescue in Banff National Park.  We discussed caring for a patient who fell 60 feet, sustaining head and lower leg injuries. Today's video comes to us from …

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