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Vacuum limb immobilisation. Credit: Luca Festari
on 21 February 2017 at 7:53 pm

Ski Patrol Equipment in Scotland

Harriet Gray-Stephens, a ski patroller in Glenshee, gives us the lowdown on first aid equipment in Scotland. Tips and photos from an adventure medic who loves the snow.

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Choosing an Expedition Medicine Course
on 8 April 2016 at 4:01 pm

Choosing an Expedition Medicine Course

Thinking of splashing out on some learning? Read Adventure Medic Editor Matt’s Guide to Choosing an Expedition Medicine Course in this week’s BMJ Careers.

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Practical Approach to Snowsports Injuries (Part I)
on 14 December 2015 at 6:13 pm

Practical Approach to Snowsports Injuries (Part I)

In the first of a series of articles on snowsports injuries, Dr Edi Albert of Perisher Ski Resort discusses the ‘at risk’ groups, common injury patterns in skiers and snowboarders and injury prevention.

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The Adventure Medic Guide to Parasites
on 28 February 2015 at 10:49 am

The Adventure Medic Guide to Parasites

Sarah Richardson on how to deal with all things creeping and crawling: from botfly to ringworm.

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Avalanche Safety & Medical Management of Avalanche Victims
on 20 January 2015 at 5:53 pm

Avalanche Safety & Medical Management of Avalanche Victims

With the best of the winter snow ahead of us, Expedition Skier Baz Roberts and Pre-Hospital Care Consultant Harvey Pynn dig into avalanche medicine.

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British Standard 8848 (BS 8848): 2014
on 12 July 2014 at 10:12 am

British Standard 8848 (BS 8848): 2014

Familiarity with BS 8848: the Specification for the Provision of Visits, Fieldwork, Expeditions and Adventurous Activity is crucial for those working as expedition or event medics. After all, soon it may be what you are judged by. Jim Moonie bought a copy so we didn’t have to.

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Breaking into Expedition Medicine
on 26 June 2014 at 8:18 pm

Breaking into Expedition Medicine

Becoming involved in expedition work is one of the things that we are asked about most frequently at Adventure Medic. Our Staff Writer Louise Wade has done it more than most, so here is her experience of getting started.

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Top Ten Skills to Master for the Expedition Medic
on 18 April 2014 at 10:39 am

Top Ten Skills to Master for the Expedition Medic

Emergency Medicine Consultant and Medical Director of Wilderness Medical Training Dr Harvey Pynn shares his Top Ten Medical Skills to Master for the Expedition Medic

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AM Guide to Expedition Dentistry for Medics
on 17 December 2013 at 5:22 pm

AM Guide to Expedition Dentistry for Medics

Burjor Langdana, Dental Surgeon at the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit and Matt Edwards, Expedition Doctor, cover preparation, kit, dental history taking and examination and the diagnosis and management of common dental conditions.

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Taking Time Out of UK Training
on 30 November 2013 at 11:58 pm

Taking Time Out of UK Training

We proudly present our guide to taking time out of UK medical training, including advice on when to go, stories from doctors who’ve been away and tips to keep yourself right and help you get back into training

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