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New Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines: If you are an outdoor provider, these are you first aid standards of care.

No matter what you think or what you have been told, these are how you will be judged based on your training

The Wilderness Medical Society has published updated and new Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care. Those guidelines cover:

·         Use of epinephrine in Outdoor Education and Wilderness Settings: 2014 Update

·         Treatment of Eye Injuries and Illnesses in the Wilderness

·         Treatment of Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia

·         Prevention and Treatment of Frostbite

·         Prevention and Treatment of Heat-Related Illness

·         Out-of-Hospital Evaluation and Treatment of Accidental Hypothermia

·         Prevention and Treatment of Lightning Injuries

·         Treatment of Acute Pain in Remote Environments

·         Spine Immobilization in the Austere Environment

·         Basic Wound Management in the Austere Environment

As well as understanding the new guidelines, make sure you understand the conditions under which the guidelines should be used.

You can access these guidelines by joining the Wilderness Medical Society here: Join Wilderness Medical Society.

If you work in the outdoors and want to provide first aid care to your fellow workers, clients, participants and friends you should understand these new guidelines.

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