Justin Hensley, MD

Emergency physician with interests in wilderness and prehospital medicine. Medical Director of the Texas State Aquarium, Padre Island National Seashore, Robstown EMS, and Code 3 ER | EBM gone Wild | @EBMGoneWild |
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Use hematoma blocks for wilderness anesthesia
You’re on a simple hiking expedition and suddenly a member of the group takes a wrong step on the trail and collapses in pain. You examine them carefully and discover a gnarly ankle fracture-dislocation. It’s a bit of a walk back…
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If you don’t use it, you lose it
It’s a common perception that “book knowledge” does not give on the ability to perform skills. People can answer the questions correctly on a test, but not do the right thing in a real life scenario. For the practical component…
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How you wash your utensils matters
When you’re out in the wild for extended periods of time, you’re always reminded of the need to eat. Some get around this by only carrying prepared foods. Others decide to cook, which inevitably leads to dirty dishes. Even if…
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Maybe clothing technology hasn’t gotten better
Early in the 20th century, explorers were busy trying to reach the poles and climbing mountains, simply because they were there. The casual observer from modern times must wonder how they were able to tolerate such cold temperatures without the…
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Just how clean is that water container?
If you’re drinking water when recreating (and you should be), how important is choice of container to the cleanliness of the water? Proponents of water bottles certainly show how much easier they are to clean than your average hydration bladder.…
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Think it’s just the flu? Think again
You learn early in medicine that you will never diagnose a disease that you don’t consider. We all suffer from tunnel vision, and this can result in misdiagnosis and ultimately significant morbidity for patients. Currently most of us are aware of the…
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Sailing expeditions gone wrong
Ah, sailing. The joy that can be had utilizing just the wind to move effortlessly across the water. At least, that’s what it looks like to the untrained observer. Even casual sailing requires a bit of effort, and if there’s…