Wilderness Medicine

Back to Basics: Decompression Illness

While the scuba diving decompression illnesses of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism are treated the same, the pathophysiology and presentation are different.

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Advanced Topics - Extra Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis in the Wildnerness

This three-minute video could help you one day save a life while hiking! It demonstrates how you can obtain and use additional doses of epinephrine from a single use epinephrine auto-injector in an emergency situation in which there would be a delay to definitive medical care.

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Burns

Summer is finally here! Hopefully, that means getting hot from fun in the sun and warmer weather. With summer, however, comes the opportunity to get burned..sun burned, burns from BBQs or bonfires. Read on below for a review of how to categorize thermal burns and calculate BSA in both Adult and Pediatric patients.   

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Back to the Basics: Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron) Dermatitis

As the weather becomes nicer, more people are venturing outside to work on their yards, hike and just take in the sun - and hence, more people are becoming exposed to poison ivy, oak, and sumac.  Learn the basic management for toxicodendron dermatitis. 

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Pearls on some of the less common Tick Borne Illnesses

Summer is fast approaching (woohoo)! For many of us living in endemic areas, that means we need to consider tick borne illnesses in many of our differentials of patients with flu-like illnesses and possibly a rash. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are often the diseases that we remember easily. Below are some pearls to help clinch the diagnosis of some of the lesser known tick borne illnesses or, in some cases, answer a test question correctly!

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