Written by: Mikaela Ferguson I've written about the importance of getting wilderness medicine training before, but committing to a course can be a bit daunting. What will it be like? What should you expect before, during and after? Today I'm going through my experience with Wilderness First Responder, a course I did in 2017 with the Canadian … Continue reading Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica
One of the most important skills taught in wilderness medicine courses is how to determine if a situation requires a high-risk or low-risk evacuation. When an accident occurs, our first thought should be: Is an evacuation necessary? The question you're really asking yourself is "Can I fix this in the field?"
The post is the first of a series WildMed meant to show the value in getting wilderness medicine training if you are someone who spends time in the outdoors. Whether it's a weekend in a national park or a month of mountaineering, knowing what to do in an emergency is critical. Disclaimer: I am not … Continue reading Wilderness Medicine courses: are they worth it?