Category Archives: Wilderness Medicine

Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

I do not have a ton of fears, but falling into a body of freezing water is definitely one I do have.  Hypothermia scares me!  I lived on a 240 acre horse boarding stable when I was a little girl.  There were several ponds on the property, and if the winter was cold enough, all the kids loved to play on the frozen ice.

Bonnie sliding head first into icy water! YES! That was very scary!  

I tried a few times and the second I heard the creepy cracking sound, I was done!  Off to build snow forts I went.

Because I hold a certification in wilderness medicine,  Continue reading Hypothermia – It Is Shocking!

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Fractured Ribs While On An Adventure

Fractured Ribs While On An Adventure

Some of you may know that I had the fortune/misfortune of being a nurse on cruise ships! Good and bad; what an adventure every single day was there.  At every port, folks piled off the ships and headed out to do all sorts of adventures; some of which they really should not have been doing.  But that is living life, right?  No judgement here.

One particular port day, a middle-aged woman came walking into the medical clinic, and the second I saw her I knew she was in trouble.  Continue reading Fractured Ribs While On An Adventure

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C-Spine Precautions – How To Stabilize A Neck

C-Spine Precautions – It is a big fear, even if only in the very back of our minds, for adventurers, to have a big fall or injury that makes it necessary to take what the medical profession calls C-Spine precautions.  For those that do not know exactly what that is, let me give you a better understanding of this important topic. Continue reading C-Spine Precautions – How To Stabilize A Neck

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