Wilderness Medicine Section

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With the increasing popularity of outdoor and wilderness recreation, emergency physicians find themselves treating various conditions unique to the wilderness environment.

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July 26, 2023

Message from the Chair + Life Fuel

Finding simple wilderness in even the most luxury of settings. It’s been a busy first half of the year between traveling for work and traveling for fun. It’s great to be back on the road again on seve...

July 26, 2023

Fellow's Corner

Elan Small will be joining the University of Colorado Wilderness and Environmental Section as this year’s fellow.

July 26, 2023

Strategies for Treating Heat Exhaustion in Remote Ultraendurance Races

As wilderness medicine professionals, we are typically familiar with the increasing popularity of ultraendurance sports.

July 26, 2023

What’s Old is New Again in the Wilderness

The warm early June sun danced through the low cloud cover as we looked at the river crossing. It was too deep to cross – we had to turn back.

September 23, 2022

Just checking in . . . I’m still a piece of garbage

As I transition into the role of Chair for our Section this autumn, I wanted to pick up on a topic our fearless leader, Taylor Haston, has focused on these past few tumultuous years: wellness.

September 18, 2022

What’s that Rustling in the Grass?

As the sun set in a fiery display of yellow and orange, the air cooled mitigating the dangers of the oven-temperature conditions and giving necessary reprieve in the harsh open desert.

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