Category: Boundless in Brooklyn

Heat Stroke

I would like to thank Sally for presenting such a good paper on heat stroke this month at the wilderness medicine mini-fellowship meeting.  If you would like to read that paper, it can be found here: heat stroke She was…

Night Fishing Trip

A good time was had by all on our fishing trip last night.  We went out on Captain Dave’s charter boat out of Sheep’s Head Bay. We caught a few blue fish and a few more Porgie’s.  The highlight was…

Pain Management in the Wilderness

Sally did a great job discussing the latest Wilderness Medicine Society recommendations on pain management in the wilderness setting.  The article that she discussed can be found here: WM pain mgt article She was also kind enough to create a…

Rhus Chicken Toxicity

This month Dr. Abram spoke about a new and interesting way to be poisoned by poison Ivy. In Korea, they put pieces of the stems inside a chicken when cooking it to “help make you feel better when sick.”  The…

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a real, not so rare occurrence seen in Emergency Departments predominately in the southern USA.  It occurs after humans eat apex predators of the ocean like barracuda and grouper.  If this looks tasty to you,…

Baby Its Cold Out There: Hypothermia

At the last wilderness Medicine Meeting we discussed a great NEJM paper on Accidental Hypothermia.  That paper can be found from this link: nejm hypothermia In light of the horribly cold weather that we have been experiencing this month, this…

Epi-Pen Poppers

The Wilderness Medicine group met for the second time this month and had a great time playing with sharp objects. We reviewed this paper: Epi_Pen Paper This paper teaches you how to safely open an Epi-Pen to get up to…

Rectal Resuscitation

rectal exam

We have had some cutting edge articles in the past but none have been so stimulating as the one that was presented by Nathan Reisman this month. If you are out in the wilderness and you come across a person…

Pit Viper Envenomations

We did not had a good article to post to the WM blog this month.  However, I realized that I never posted Andrew Koping’s article on Pit Vipers from a little while back.  So, here that one is: Pitviper Coagulopathy…