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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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.

September 18, 2022

Adventure in Nepal: Team CURTAIN (Current Understanding of Relevant Trends in Altitude Illness in Nepal)

From late March through May of 2022, a group of intrepid Emergency Medicine physicians traveled to Nepal and joined forces with exceptional Nepali physicians to embark on project CURTAIN (Current Unde...

September 18, 2022

Developing a Pediatric Wilderness Medicine Simulation Curriculum

The case: tick paralysis. The setting: simulation suite. A five-year-old girl presents with rapidly progressive weakness, ataxia, dysarthria, drooling, and urinary incontinence.

September 18, 2022

Fellow's Corner

Meet Diana Biggs, MD, Fellow at the University of Colorado, at the summit of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia.

September 1, 2022

2022 Photo Contest

Catch a slide show of stunning landscapes and thrilling wilderness adventures some our members embarked on this past year!

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Catch slide shows of stunning landscapes and thrilling wilderness adventures from our members.

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