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SafeTrails

SafeTrails:  First Aid Skills for Outdoor Enthusiasts Building on nearly 20 years of clinical practice , the majority of that in emergency medicine, and more than a decade of experience providing lectures to physician assistant students at master's degree institutions across New England , I'm now offering first aid courses specifically geared towards front country trail users. Most people are familiar with the concept of " back country " which implies that you'll be remote and away from services. Front country is the space that most trail users occupy, where you're not in the middle of nowhere and help likely can get to you.  The problem is that while an injured person may only be a mile or two from an access point, the average walking speed is about 3 miles per hour, so it could easily take an hour or more for EMTs or other rescue personnel to get to an injured person.  This program will help you be prepared to deal with many common injuries and determine

Whistling in the Wind

FOOSH! (1)

Itsy Bitsy Spiders, Crawling Up Waterspouts And Not Trying To Kill You

Totality Awesome, Dude

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Don't Be Stupid

Don't "Break The Ice," (John Farnham)

Is that Cupid's Arrow You Feel, or an Acute Coronary Artery Occlusion?

Trail-side Pulse Check: The Fingers as Medical Tools

No, Do NOT Be Still My Beating Heart

Are You High?

All Bleeding Eventually Stops (Tourniquet Talk)

"The problem with winter sports is that they generally take place in winter" -- Dave Barry

Pills For Your Pack

Concussion Discussion

Rock and Roll(ed Ankles)

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Toes (and more)

Blood On Your Hands

The Achy Breaky Heart

Let Me Be Blunt in Talking About Chest Trauma

Laws to Protect Those Who Help

An Ounce of Prevention

Did you Say Beer or Bear?

Fall Fashion Tips--Wear Orange!

Stay Safe and Be Prepared--Don't Make the News

Protect Ya Neck (Wu Tang Clan, 1992)

Don't be an ophidiophobe!

Science Proves What You Already Knew

Poison Plants

Gadgets to the Rescue

The Best First Aid Kit (is the one you bring).

Keep Your Proboscis To Yourself

Is That Your Collarbone That Just Snapped?

Avoiding Electrifying Trail Experiences

The Buzz on Stings: What to Do if Stung

Basic Wound Care

Feel the Heat

Ticks in New England