MountainMed Podcast Episode 3 Hot Hot Heat -Update on the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Heat Illnesses

Dr. Darryl Macias and Dr. Aaron Reilly are back to talk about heat illness. It is the summer months, and if you are anywhere south of the Alaskan tundra in the Northern Hemisphere, you are more likely than ever to come across a patient presenting with heat illness. These two faculty physicians at the UNM Austere and Mountain Medicine program talk about the current literature, current understanding of the pathophysiology, and the most relevant considerations for treating patients with heat illness in the backcountry. Join us and our state of the art sound-effects for 20 or so minutes of information and entertainment!


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