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.
Nov 01 2008
Travelers around the globe encounter environmental, political, personal, and medical situations in which they require rapid assistance, up to and including evacuation to their country of origin. When an evacuation is necessary, it is not the time ...
Oct 29 2008
Thank You to Emergiblog for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Emergiblog for including my post about rapid treatment for a stroke in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a host, who makes a great effort to pres...
Oct 29 2008
Great White Shark Adventure
Two weeks ago, I traveled to Guadalupe Island off the Pacific coast of Mexico to join a wonderful group of divers on a dive expedition aboard the M/V Nautilus Explorer to benefit the Historical Diving Society. The diving purpose of our journey was...
Oct 25 2008
Rapid Treatment for a Stroke
On September 25, 2008, there was an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, "Thrombolysis with alteplase 3 to 4.5 hours after acute ischemic stroke." Alteplase is a "clot buster" drug used to dissolve blood clots that fo...
Oct 22 2008
Bolin Chest Seal
At the most recent continuing medical education (CME) meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society, Carl Weil exhibited on behalf of Wilderness Medicine Outfitters. One of the products he displayed was the Bolin Chest Seal, which is a novel product t...
Oct 21 2008
Thank You to Pallimed for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Pallimed for including my post from a series about desert survival based on the expertise of Dr. Mel Otten in this past week's edition of Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly compilation of posts related to health care compiled by a...
Oct 19 2008
Thank You to Notes of an Anesthesioboist for Grand Rounds
Thank you to Notes of an Anesthesioboist for including two of my posts - a post from a series about desert survival based on the expertise of Dr. Mel Otten and a post about the presence of toxic metals in Ayurvedic medicines available on the web -...
Oct 18 2008
The Desert and Desert Survival 4
This is the sixth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25-30, 2008. This post continues the discussion abo...
Oct 15 2008
I had the misfortune this past week to stop some bleeding on my body from a small cut vein. Like many people, I ingest one baby aspirin a day to inhibit platelet activity in pursuit of "heart health." This has the side effect of sometimes making m...
Oct 11 2008
The Desert and Desert Survival 3
This is the fifth post based upon educational sessions and syllabus material presented at the Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting & 25th Anniversary held in Snowmass, Colorado from July 25-30, 2008. This post continues the discussion abo...