Category: Boundless in Brooklyn

Snow Blindness

This month Monalisa talked about 2 great articles on snow blindness.  Both of those articles can be downloaded here: Snowblindness in Antartica Snowblindness She did a great job going through them and also provided a nice short summary if your…

Jellyfish Envenomations

This month in the WM meeting, we spoke about jellyfish envenomations.  The paper we discussed can be found here: Jellyfish Paper This was a great paper that covered a lot of information about the different jellyfish in different parts of…

Brown Recluse Spider Bites

This month in the wilderness medicine group meeting we spoke about using therapeutic plasma exchange to treat refractory systemic loxoscelism after a brown recluse spider envenomation.  The paper that describes that treatment modality can be found here: Brown recluse envenomation-therapeutic…

Avalanche!

This month we discussed a great review on the resuscitation of avalanche victims given by Dr. Rolston-Cregler. If you want to read that paper in its entirety, please click this link: AVALANCHE RESUS GUIDELINES Louis was also kind enough to put together…

Inflight Medical Emergencies

Dr. Carmelli was kind enough to share a great article with the wilderness medicine division this month on “inflight medical emergencies.”  he talked about how often they occurred and what type of gear is packed away on a plane’s emergency kit.…

The Wilderness medicine mini-fellowship met again this month and had a great conversation about snake bites in the New York region. It was really interesting to see how many venomous snakes live in our region and how many bites occur…

Fish Hook Removal

Last week at the Wilderness Medicine Club meeting, we had a great evening discussing fish hook removal over some delicious burgers at Dram Shop on 9th street, followed by some excellent group bonding around a mildly competitive and mostly entertaining…

Climbing in New Paltz

Everyone had a great time this weekend on our WM trip to New Paltz.  After arriving at our rental house on the first day we took a short “hike” where we were not lost at all although I don’t think…