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OUR MISSION
WEMSI provides medical care to patients in the specialized prehospital situations of wilderness, backcountry, and other delayed and prolonged transportation contexts such as catastrophic disasters (referred to jointly as "the wilderness context").
WEMSI also is involved in a curriculum project. The goal of the project is to produce teaching materials, and a textbook to be used to instruct persons, who are currently certified prehospital personnel (Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics), in providing an appropriate level of medical care in the wild (where physicians, veterinarians, and hospitals are not readily available). Wilderness trained emergency medical personnel care for persons found in the wilderness (as a result of a search and rescue operation), as well as other members of their search party for periods ranging from several hours, to several days.




OFFICIAL WEMSI MATERIALS
ABOUT WEMSI About Wemsi
CURRICULUM Our Curriculum
WEMT Course Guide
WEMT Lesson Plans
Schedule of Courses
Wilderness Command Physician (WCP) Curriculum
WEMS Emergency Medicine Resident (R-2/-3) Rotation
Map to Camp Soles
Photos of Camp Soles
Maps to Camp Mack
TECHNICAL INFO WEMSI DOCUMENTS
Maryland Protocols
Pennsylvania Protocols
Operations Policies
Canadian BLS and ALS Standards
A Brief (1-hour) First Aid Lecture
MAILING LIST Subscribing to the WEMT Mailing List
Archives of the WEMT Mailing List
CONTACTING US Contacting WEMSI
SPECIAL REQUESTS Wilderness Rescue Reports Needed
Legal Status of W-EMS: Info Needed
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES Legal Issues in Pennsylvania
Open Letter to the PA SAR and EMS Communities
LEGAL MATTERS W-EMS Matters - FAQ
W-EMT Matters - coming soon
EMS & WEMT Information from Other Areas
Bylaws from various SAR Dog Groups




STAFF ARTICLES
JIM HILL Cold Related Disorders
JACK GRANDEY Casting Call - the Dublin Operation
EMS Underground
Training in Eire: Thumbnails Links to large images
Training in Eire: Medium Images (384 x 288)
BERNIE ROCHE Obtaining a History of Present Illness or Pain
Mankoski Pain Scale
JAY WISEMAN Anaphylaxis and the Epinephrine Inhaler: Are We Missing A Bet?
GREG TURNER Hypothermia and the Cave Rescue Environment




DISASTER MANAGEMENT
DISASTER
MANAGEMENT
Disaster Management Courses
Disaster Handbook
Earthquake Info
Disaster Organizations




PASSWORD RESTRICTED AREAS
SENIOR STAFF SENIOR STAFF ONLY
TASK GROUP LEADERS TASK GROUP LEADERS ONLY
THE STAFF LOUNGE WEMSI STAFF ONLY
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ! ALL STAFF ARE INVITED




UNOFFICIAL MATERIALS
AVIATION The Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Airliner Accident Database
NTSB Accident Abstracts
Preliminary Accident/Incident Reports
CAVING Beneath the Mountains - a caving novel
Caving Web Sites
Virginia Area Region Closed Caves List
Stream Gauge at the OTR Site (Dailey, WV)
Streamflow Conditions in West Virginia
Caving in West Virginia - Easter, 1998
HYPOTHERMIA Advanced Hypothermia Treatment
Hypothermia-Related Deaths
Temperature Conversion Charts
INTERNET Internet Virus Hoaxes
Hexadecimal Conversion Chart
Internet Copyright Law
LINKS EMS Links
Useful Reference Links
SAR-Related Catalogs
Merginet
ERWorld
Global Emergency Medicine Archives
National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics
National Association of EMS Physicians
EMS Law Homepage
Make WEMSI Your Home Page!
CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL Home Page
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rabies
Lyme Disease
OTHER WILDERNESS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Wilderness Medical Associates
Wilderness Medicine Institute
Wilderness Medical Society
WMS Medical Student Training Opportunities
Solo (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities)
RABIES Rabies Death - Connecticut, 1995
Rabies Death - New Jersey, 1997
Rabies Risk from Encounters with Bats, Colorado, 19771996
RADIO Radio "Q" Signals
SAFETY Cave Rescue Numbers
Pittsburgh's Traffic Cam
Toronto's Many Traffic Cams
Travel Information
Winter Driving Phone Numbers
HEALTH ISSUES 1998 Guidlines for Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Adobe PDF Version of the above
AIDS Epidemic Update Dec./98:(Adobe PDF file)
SEARCH & RESCUE Team Membering
Fatal Car Trunk Entrapments - Children
MISCELLANEOUS Remember Our Veterans
Leadership
The History of Medicine
CANINE and K-9 Golden Retriever Rescue Organizations




FUN STUFF
Veterinary Department How to Give Your Cat a Pill
Where Do Pets Come From?
Cats in Physics
All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned From My Dog




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The Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute is a project of
The Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
and The Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference.







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