Dennis and Paul talk with Dr. Ian Wedmore and discuss some interesting updates to the management of frostbite injury in the field and what to do when you get back to a hard stand shelter.
Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Frostbite: 2019 Update
The Wilderness Medical Society convened an expert panel to develop a set of evidence-based guidelines for prevention and treatment of frostbite. We present a review of pertinent pathophysiology. We then discuss primary and secondary prevention measures and therapeutic management. Recommendations are made regarding each treatment and its role in management.