Category Archives: Wilderness Medicine

Acute Mountain Sickness In Monday’s Medical Moments

20170216_115353When 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

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When Do I Immobilize An Injured Hiker? ~~~~ Monday’s Medical Moments

20170118_150036It 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

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