Outdoor Emergencies and Injuries

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A kayaker braves white waves, hopefully avoiding an outdoor emergency or injury

A hiking trip into the mountains or a kayaking adventure on a raging river can be inspiring and invigorating, but it’s important to be prepared in case of injury or illness.

Yale Medicine’s emergency department doctors are well-versed in caring for patients who’ve been hurt in the wilderness. Here, David Della-Giustina, MD, a Yale Medicine emergency medicine physician, offers tips on how to prevent a catastrophe.