Nurse Practitioner Practices Wilderness Medicine

My brother-in-law was riding his All-Terrain-Vehicle a few years ago in the hot Southern California desert just outside of Palm Springs when he remembers hitting a bump in the dirt road he was on. His next memory was waking up in the hospital. Lucky for him, the racing dunes are not too far from the Interstate 10 freeway, which means relatively easy and quick access to nearby hospitals. His friends loaded him into the back of their truck and sped off to the hospital where he was cared for and released with a lot of bruising. It certainly could have been a different scenario, especially if he had been hundreds of miles from the nearest emergency room

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