Saturday, December 21, 2019

Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines

We recently updated the Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning. This document, an update from the original 2014 version, provides evidence-based recommendations for both the pre-hospital and hospital settings, focused on austere environments.  Definitely a must read for anyone who participates in wilderness activities or rescue operations.

Link: https://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(19)30117-6/fulltext

Reference:
Schmidt AC, Sempsrott JR, Hawkins SC, Arastu AS, Cushing TA, Auerbach PS.
Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and
Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019
Dec;30(4S):S70-S86.