Emergency Care Links

American Red Cross
ARC’s health and safety services provide information on first aid, AED, swimming, and lifeguarding. Link to the Instructors’ Corner.

American Heart Association
Training and publications for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
registers emergency medical service providers across the nation.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
NAEMT represents emergency medical personnel and serves them through training, standards, and supply sources.

Paramedic Association of Canada
Canadian news and training and many great links to related organizations.

Jones and Bartlett
This respected publisher of medical textbooks operates several web sites related to emergency medical care: [WORK IN PROGRESS]

Safety Campus
Offers online training in First Aid, CPR, and AED. Look here for training materials (books and videos) from NSC and AAOS.

EMS Zone

Features the AAOS Orange Book, “Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured.”

First Responder Training

National Safety Council: “First Aid and CPR”

Emergency Nursing Books
Titles for professional rescuer, pediatric emergencies, critical care, andtransportation.

“Comprehensive Prehospital Care for Nonurban Settings”
This is the National Ski Patrol’s text for its Outdoor Emergency Care course. Click “More…”.

Dedicated to the latest and most comprehensive information on snow sports injuries and their prevention.

OEC Zone
This is the companion website to the National Ski Patrol’s “Outdoor Emergency Care” textbook, 4th Edition. You will find interactive study guides, sample exam questions, scenarios, and more.

This British site covers a variety of alpine and snowsports-related injuries.


Vermont Ski Safety
Much of the content is directed toward prevention of knee injuries, particularly ACL.

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities
SOLO is one of the best-known organizations for Wilderness First Aid, First Responder, and EMT training.

Wilderness Medicine Training Center
Online course descriptions and training schedules.

Wilderness Medical and Leadership Training
The Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, Vermont, offers courses and certification in Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Backcountry Navigator, ACA Canoe Instructor, and Swift River Rescue. Medical courses are taught by SOLO.

Wilderness Medical Associates
Training and other resources for backcountry medical care.

Wilderness Medical Society
Oriented toward medical professionals, WMS offers training and publications.

Wilderness Medicine Institute
Courses in backcountry medical care.

Wilderness Emergency Services Insitute
Provides backcountry care and trains physicians and other rescuers. Great collection of links, especially caving.

National Conference on Wilderness Medicine
“Medicine and the Spirit of Adventure”Annual meeting and outdoor workshops for medical professionals involved in wilderness travel. EMTs receive 23 continuing education credits toward Section II requirements. May 21 to 25, 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

International Society for Mountain Medicine
Founded to bring together physicians, scientists and allied professionals interested in mountain medicine, to encourage research on all aspects of mountains, mountain peoples and mountaineers and to spread scientific and practical information about mountain medicine around the world.

“The Wilderness First Responder”
A comprehensive text for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies, used in the 72-hour WFR course.

“Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations”
The National Safety Council and Wilderness Medical Society print this text for the Wilderness First Aid curriculum. 360pp, 1998.

“Mountaineering Medicine”
In its 14th edition, this is a classic. Written by by Fred Darvill, Jr., M.D.

Outdoors Medicine
Interesting books you may not come across otherwise.

“Hypothermia, Frostbite, and other Cold Injuries”
See sample pages of Wilkerson’s classic and read online reviews.

Prevention of Cold Injuries
Online training materials, lesson plans, Powerpoint Presentations, posters, pocket cards, and wind chill charts.

“Cold Weather Casualties and Injuries”
Print this handy-dandy, two-sided pocket chart with information on preventing frostbite, hypothermia, dehydration, and more. Includes a colorful “Wind Chill Temperature Table”. (Adobe Acrobat format)

“Wind Chill Temperature Table”
Includes a second chart, “Time to Occurrence of Frostbite”. These are the 2001 tables. (Adobe Acrobat format)

Windchill Charts
The new chart in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe Acrobat formats. Ignore the authentication question and click Cancel.

New Windchill Temperature Index
Explanatory text and a nice, colorful version of the new windchill chart.

Information, training, and products for PAs and EMTs in the outback – Alaska and the Yukon.

“Ship’s Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea” (PDF – 5.5 MB!)
Classic reference for medical care. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General. 2003 Edition.

“International Medical Guide for Ships”

“Where There Is No Doctor”
Translated into over 90 languages, “Where There Is No Doctor” is considered the most accessible and widely used community health care manual in the world.

“Where There Is No Doctor”
David Werner – Electronic Version

“The 2006 Edition, International Travel Health Guide”
This is the 13th Edition, by Stuart R. Rose, MD and Jay S. Keystone, MD.

Wilderness Medical Institute Store
On the NOLS web site, Wilderness Medical Institute has a couple of surprises: anesthetic wipes and packets of oral rehydration salts at decent prices.

World Medical Guide
Vital disease risk information on over 200 countries.

Travel Medicine
Going overseas? Check here first for immunization information and hard-to-find products for international travellers.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
IAMAT advises travellers about health risks and immunization requirements and directs them to English-speaking, western-trained physicians.

WMA Gear Store
Wilderness Medical Associates’ online store for medical supplies and books.

Chinook Medical Gear, Inc.
“Custom Medical Solutions for the Harshest Environments on Earth” Chinook carries everything from adhesive tape to hyperbaric chambers. Specializes in supporting high-altitude expeditions.

Kevin Kelly Cool Tools: Health
Here you’ll find reviews of, and links to, a surprising variety of health-related products that you’ve probably never heard of.

Wilderness Medicine Institute’s First-aid Supplies
On the NOLS web site, WMI has a couple of surprises: anesthetic wipes and packets of oral rehydration salts at decent prices.

Expedition Medicine & Leadership (EML)
EML provides quality training for expedition, wilderness, high altitude, mountain, remote and polar medicine practitioners. Suitable for doctors, wilderness EMT’s, first responders, nurses and individuals providing medical cover in remote environments.

Survival Suppliers
First aid pack designed specifically for mountain rescue teams and ski patrols. Mountain Patrol pack has a removable foam pad that can be used for padding splints.

JRH Enterprises
Oriented toward survivalists, JRH carries medical kits, a minor surgical kit, sutures, and more.

QuikClot brand hemostatic agent is a sterile, traumatic wound treatment that rapidly arrests high-volume blood loss and achieves hemostasis in large wounds — arresting the hemorrhage before the casualty goes into shock.

Z-Medica Corporation
Z-Medica Corporation is the developer of hemostatic agents such as QuikClot hemostat and Hemosorb, medical breakthrough products that speed the coagulation of blood.

Hemosorb facilitates coagulation of blood by physically adsorbing the liquid from blood, thereby concentrating the clotting factors and encouraging quicker clotting to stop the bleeding.

HemCon® Bandage
HemCon® controls arterial bleeding from traumatic skin and organ injuries. Sold only to, or on the order of, a physician.

Manufacturers of cases for medical and other field equipment. Source of first aid supplies.