Dr. Paul Auerbach is the world's leading outdoor health expert. His blog offers tips on outdoor safety and advice on how to handle wilderness emergencies.
Dec 12 2009
Hemorrhage Control in the Backcountry
This is the next post based upon a presentation given at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 24-29, 2009. The presentation was entitled “Hemorrhage Control in the Backcountry: Military Lessons Learned...
Dec 09 2009
Canadian C-Spine Rule
Christian Vaillancourt, MD and his colleagues recently published an article in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine (2009;54:663-671) entitled "The Out-of-Hospital Validation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Paramedics." This rule was originall...
Dec 09 2009
Thank You to nuts for healthcare for Grand Rounds
Thank you to nuts for healthcare for mentioning my post about motorcycle helmets in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of health care posts from around the web compiled by a host, who goes to great lengths to make the c...
Dec 06 2009
A New Consideration for Sore Throats
To ensure you receive Physician's First Watch, add FirstWatch@jwatch.org to your address book. Forward | Sign Up | My Alerts | About Physician's First Watch | Editorial Board Physician's First Watch for December 1, 2009David G. Fai...
Dec 05 2009
In the most recent issue of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by the Wilderness Medical Society, there is an article entitled "Skiing and Snowboarding Head Injuries in 2 Areas of the United States," authored by Mark Gr...
Dec 04 2009
Wilderness Medicine at Ning
I've created a wilderness medicine social networking destination at Ning, to go along with this blog and my wilderness medicine site at Facebook. The destination at Ning has been joined by only a single member thus far - to have it thrive and serv...
Dec 02 2009
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported an analysis of motorcycle helmet use in fatal crashes. What was discovered is not surprising - namely, that in states in which there is not a state helmet law, the odds of a rider in a si...
Dec 01 2009
Thank You to Healthcare Technology News for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Healthcare Technology News for mentioning my post about wilderness emergency medical services in this week's Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of health care posts from around the web compiled by a host, who goes to g...
Nov 28 2009
Hand and Foot Warmers
Ski season is upon us. There is no greater relief on a frigid winter day than warming cold, painful fingers and toes. In a recent issue of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (2009;20:33-38), William Sands, Ph.D. and colleagues authored an artic...
Nov 25 2009
Wilderness Emergency Medical Services
I am frequently asked to write articles for magazines, chapters for textbooks, and commentaries for journals. Almost always, these are published, but sometimes a publishing project will fall through. Such is the case with a book entitled "Prehospi...