A 70 year old male hiking on a well traversed trail head falls on loose gravel. He rolls 15 feet down a steep pitch, hitting his face on a boulder at the bottom of the slope.
What do these patients have in common? A 4-year-old with lines of red bumps and blisters over his legs after playing in the woods behind his house. A 46-year-old female with swelling and irritation around her bottom after wiping herself with dead leaves while hiking...
Fatalities from cold water immersion occur every year – even in swimmers looking to cool off in Lake Tahoe during a hot summer day! Most people believe that hypothermia is going to kill them within 5 minutes of immersion and so they panic and drown. Learn what to do should you fall into cold water.
Hypothermia can occur during any season, and it is always appropriate to know the signs and stages. Read up on preparation, treatment, and evacuation considerations.
We’ve all seen the action films where quicksand swallows its victims whole. In
reality, quicksand doesn’t suck people under the way it always seems to in the
movies, but it is difficult to get out of and can be extremely dangerous. Quicksand is
a mixture of sand or silt and water that is typically found on riverbanks, near lakes,
in marches, or near coastal areas. It is not usually a problem at Zion, but quicksand
can form there when the conditions are right.
Greetings! Are you ready to treat a snakebite? For this June newsletter, we've put together a useful guide to dealing with wilderness envenomations. In the article below, we address types of venomous snakes, symptoms, antibody considerations, and putting together a...
A 54 year old female that presents to the Aid Room of a ski resort complaining of right ankle pain. She was backcountry skiing and sustained an inversion injury ten minutes prior.
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