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Wilderness First Aid: 5 Steps of a Scene Size-up

By Tod Schimelpfenig on 8/19/19 8:30 AM

Photo by Jared Steinman.

You’re out for a hike, enjoying a beautiful day in the mountains. Pausing to take a sip from your water bottle, you survey your surroundings—and suddenly notice the fallen hiker up ahead. You put your water bottle away and start walking toward the crumpled figure beside the trail.

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Topics: patient assessment, first aid, wilderness medicine, Wilderness First Aid, NOLS Wilderness Medicine

ABCs of Wilderness Medicine: The Initial Assessment

By Tod Schimelpfenig on 8/19/19 8:18 AM

NOLS Wilderness Medicine students participate in a hands-on scenario. Photo by Lena Conlan.

Your weekend adventure in the mountains takes an unexpected turn when you spot a fallen hiker beside the trail. Fortunately, after a brief moment of panic, your wilderness medicine training kicks in and you complete a thorough scene size-up.

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Topics: patient assessment, first aid, wilderness medicine, NOLS Wilderness Medicine

9 Wilderness Medicine Acronyms You Need to Know

By Ben Lerman on 3/11/19 12:44 PM
NOLS students practice skills during a scenario on their course. Photo by Kyle Wilson.
 

You’ve taken your WFA, WFR, or WEMT and learned about PAS, ABCDE, and MOI. So many abbreviations, so little time!

Whether you’re filling out a SOAP note for a real-life patient or reviewing your skills with a NOLS case study, wilderness medicine’s plethora of abbreviations and acronyms can be a lot to remember.

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Topics: patient assessment, first aid, wilderness medicine

Leadership Week - Day 5

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on 2/25/10 4:34 AM

Lots to report as Leadership Week draws to a close.

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Topics: patient assessment, Tod S., leadership, leadership week, Concrete Safaris, tod schimelpfenig, Behind the Scenes, Mac Levine, decisionmaking