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Why Wilderness Medicine matters

Michiel van Veelen, co-founder of Outdoor Medicine, published an article in the Emergency Physicians International Journal on how Outdoor Medicine training gives doctors the tools they need for everyday emergencies outside the hospital.

In the article several dilemmas are illustrated which doctors encounter when faced with a medical emergency outside of their comfort zone, such as the hospital or consulting room.

 

 

Tips are given on how to approach a patient that is in an awkward position, whether or not to move a patient, considerations on exposure to the elements and legal aspects of (not) taking charge.  Read the entire article here.