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    Now in its 7th edition, Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine continues to help you quickly and decisively manage medical emergencies encountered in any wilderness or other austere setting! World-renowned authority Dr. Paul Auerbach and 2 new associate editors have assembled a team of experts to offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of issues that can occur in situations where time and resources are scarce. Now in an exciting 2-volume set that includes convenient online access, this indispensable resource equips physicians, nurses, PAs, APRNs, first responders, and rescuers with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively address and prevent injuries and illnesses – no matter where they happen! Hawk Ventures owner Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins served as co-author of both the drowning chapter and the wilderness EMS chapter. The sale price here is offered through our partnership with Vertical Medicine Resources.


  • Carolina Wilderness EMS Logo

    EXTERNSHIP ENROLLMENT IS BY APPLICATION ONLY. Do not pay Externship course fee of $400 until you have been notified of acceptance to the program.


  • Durable, high quality Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship patch with cloth backing.


  • High quality, extremely durable and weather resistant vinyl Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship sticker.


  • More information about the Carolina Wilderness EMS Seminar is available here. The 2017 course will be held September 22nd in Burke County, NC, USA. Course fee for the 2017 Carolina Wilderness EMS Seminar is $400.


  • This class prepares participants to diagnose allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, and administer epinephrine when indicated. Emphasis is on practical knowledge and hands-on skills and includes a live sterile injection component. Students who successfully complete the course receive a four-year certification to administer epinephrine via the North Carolina Office of EMS. No prior medical training or experience is required to enroll. This course is highly recommended for those who participate in wilderness or remote activities where EMS care for life-threatening allergic reactions would be delayed.

    Location: Linville Gorge Conference Room, Carolinas Health Care System-Blue Ridge Hospital, 2201 S. Sterling St, Morganton NC

    Time: 7:00-10:00PM


  • Durable, highly weather and wear resistant vinyl sticker with Hawk Ventures logo,


  • Durable, high quality Hawk Ventures patch with cloth backing.


  • Durable, high quality Hawk Ventures patch with reflective background.


  • Safety Third patch

    Rated 2.00 out of 5
    $5.00

    Durable, cloth-backed, 2″ patch recognizing the Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship teaching of “Safety Third”. **NOTE: This product is no longer available from our source. We plan to make our own “Safety Third” patches, but do not have these patches available yet. Please watch this site for release of the new patch when it is available!**


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    Wilderness EMS 1e (2018)

    $119.99 $108.00

    Wilderness EMS is designed for EMS providers and leaders who deliver medical care in the wilderness, and those practicing wilderness medicine as part of a formal team.
    The textbook is a comprehensive, expertly-written reference ideal for this fast-changing and multidisciplinary specialty. This first-of-its-kind text provides specialized instruction and best practices for wilderness EMS practitioners and students – crucial information for the success of today’s rescue missions. A strong foundation in evidence-based medicine, clinical experience, and field applicability makes it especially useful for any EMS provider in a wilderness environment.
    Features:

    • Addresses WEMS system needs: education, incident command, medical oversight, medicolegal considerations, equipment needs, research, and pharmacology, promoting strong skills in multiagency interactions and transitions of care. Extensive discussion of history of wilderness EMS, including first-ever comprehensive timeline.
    • Covers wilderness, austere, and remote management of specific medical and traumatic conditions, including cold injuries and heat illnesses, lightning injuries, animal bites and envenomations, psychiatric emergencies, low-pressure altitude and high-pressure diving physiology and illnesses, drowning, infectious disease, and much more.
    • Offers information on basic rigging and patient packaging; high- and low-angle rescue; swiftwater and open water rescue; use of ground and air-based rescue vehicles; caving rescue; Search and Rescue (SAR); mountaineering rescue; and wilderness management of special events and severe storms.
    • Features a full-color format with abundant photographs, illustrations, tables, boxes, and references for further study.
    • Includes the most comprehensive list available of WEMS abbreviations for clear communication, and extensive discussion of optimizing language use for clarity in wilderness EMS operations and publications.
    • Presents the expert guidance and knowledge of contributing authors from throughout the U.S., including physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, statewide and local EMS medical directors, therapists, rescue team chiefs, pharmacologists, SAR team members, swiftwater rescue technicians, and many more.