A sprained ankle on an adventure can definitely be a show stopper! In my nursing practice, and from personal experience, it’s very evident that there is a lot of pain associated a sprain ankle. Even more challenging is when you get a sprained ankle while out adventuring. Continue reading Sprained Ankle On An Adventure! Now What?
When I started in the hiking community, I had no idea what Acute Mountain Sickness was, other than I knew that going to higher elevations could make you feel sick! I grew up in KC and Tulsa, where there is no “real” elevation.
So, let’s go over a basic explanation of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The first thing I would like to do is clarify a few points: Continue reading Acute Mountain Sickness In Monday’s Medical Moments
It can be so scary to have a hiker injured! Almost everyone knows that when someone has been injured, it might not be a good thing for them to move. In an emergency, one of the first things you will hear people say is, “Don’t move!” Continue reading When Do I Immobilize An Injured Hiker? ~~~~ Monday’s Medical Moments