Physical injuries—otherwise known as trauma—get a lot of attention in backcountry first aid. But there’s a whole other realm of dangerous and deadly emergencies that skiers and riders should be aware of and prepared to manage. We spoke with Nicholas Kanaan, an emergency physician based in Salt Lake City, Utah with a background in wilderness medicine, to learn more.
Consider your first-aid kit for a moment. It probably contains some medical tape, various gauze pads, a bottle of ibuprofen and perhaps a few bandages. And while those tools might help control … [Read More...]