From Snow to Surf: A Bit About Travel Medicine

  While the rest of my co-workers were doing laps in fresh powder up at Cascade Powder Cats a couple of weeks ago, my skis were in storage. I missed out on some good turns with the crew, but I…

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The Benefits of Wilderness First Aid Training

There is just you, the trail, and a semi-conscious hiker lying on his side amidst several large rocks at the base of a hill.  The rain starts to fall, and mist settles over the trail as dusk descends.  You reach…

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Medical Support in the Brazilian Rainforest

  As a Remote Area Medic employed with Remote Medical International’s Medical/Rescue Support Group, I have had the opportunity to travel and provide medical coverage on many continents.  Most recently, whilst finishing a deployment in North Eastern Brazil, I was…

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A Day with Our Friends at Cascade Powder Cats

Yesterday, the staff at RMI took a little break from the office to get some backcountry turns in with our friends at Cascade Powder Cats. As the company exists to serve those people who venture to far away places, it…

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RMI Featured in The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times recently wrote an article about our use of technology in delivery of our services. Click Here to Read the Story at the Seattle Times Website

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Article Review: Cold-Water Immersion

Death caused by sudden immersion in cold-water is often misdiagnosed as cold-water immersion hypothermia. Giesbrecht and Pretorius from the University Mannitoba report in a recent article published in the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal that most cold-water deaths occur quickly…

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SWAT-Tourniquet: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been paying attention to the the latest Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines and recent articles for emergency medicine, you probably have a few questions regarding tourniquets.  If you’ve been paying attention to tourniquets, then you probably heard of…

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Preventing Accidents: Alcohol Testing

While most of the equipment we sell is made for responding to a medical incident, our goal as health and safety practitioners is ultimately to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Officially, 8% of patients admitted to Emergency…

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Medical Aspects of an Antarctic Expedition

T-Shirt in the SnowIt’s snowing today in Seattle, but I’m wearing a t-shirt. That’s for two reasons- one is that the coffee shop I’m writing from has the heat on high. That and the fact that I’ve just returned from…

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