Wilderness medical society practice guidelines for basic wound management in the austere environment: 2014 update

Robert H. Quinn, Ian Wedmore, Eric L. Johnson, Arthur A. Islas, Anne Anglim, Ken Zafren, Cindy Bitter, Vicki Mazzorana

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Abstract

In an effort to produce best-practice guidelines for wound management in the austere environment, the Wilderness Medical Society convened an expert panel charged with the development of evidence-based guidelines for the management of wounds sustained in an austere (dangerous or compromised) environment. Recommendations are made about several parameters related to wound management. These recommendations are graded based on the quality of supporting evidence and the balance between the benefits and risks or burdens for each parameter according to the methodology stipulated by the American College of Chest Physicians. This is an updated version of the original guidelines published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2014;25(3):295-310.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S118-S133
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • austere environment
  • blister care
  • burn care
  • evacuation
  • wound care
  • wound closure
  • wound infection
  • wound management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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