Category: Adventures

Mid Ocean Medical Challenges

Mid Ocean Medical Challenges

Dr Iona Taylor reflects on her ocean crossing as Watch Leader on a 72 ft sailing yacht in the ‘Atlantic Rally for Cruisers’. Unfortunately, an unwell crew member required Iona to step up and manage and coordinate medical care, made specifically testing by their remote location, limited resources and challenging seas.

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On Call On The River: Stepping into Expedition Medicine

On Call On The River: Stepping into Expedition Medicine

Nurse and paramedic Vari McCall spends much of her time working overseas as an expedition leader and medic with Ninth Wave Global. She has sailed from America to Greenland, canoed along the Mississippi, rode on horseback in the outback of New Mexico and spent time with rural communities in Mexico and Peru. We asked her about her expeditions, as well as how she fits these trips in with life and work in the U.K.

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Wild Nepal

Wild Nepal

Following the devastating earthquake of 2015, Dr Nathasha Basheer was inspired to return to Nepal, a country she first visited following her foundation years.  Despite her ongoing commitment to paediatric training in the UK, she organised to spend two weeks volunteering with The Wild Medic Project.  Here she recounts her trip as a ‘Wild Medic’ and how she felt returning […]

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Everest ER: Tent City’s Medical Marvel

Everest ER: Tent City’s Medical Marvel

Nepali doctor Suvash Dawadi volunteered at Everest ER during the spring 2018 climbing season. In his article, he discusses a typically unpredictable day for a medic at Everest Base Camp.

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The New Normal

The New Normal

Dr Sarah Wookey, retired GP and humanitarian medical volunteer, has written a short essay highlighting the harsh reality of effectively looking after people at a Greek refugee camp in Leros.

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The team enjoyed walks to the nearby glacial lake at Huayna Potosi base camp.

APEX 5: Student Research at Altitude

The University of Edinburgh APEX 5 organising team, and Adventure Medic Student Rep Rebecca Trimble, reflect on their work investigating the impact of hypoxia and altitude on a research trip to Bolivia in 2016.

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Competition Winner: An Elective in the Himalayas

Competition Winner: An Elective in the Himalayas

Tom Bennett, our 2017 Elective Competition winner, on his elective, and trip of a lifetime, to the north of India, with the Himalayan Health Exchange.

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Bush Fire on Expedition: A Personal Account

Bush Fire on Expedition: A Personal Account

Dr Will Duffin, a Bristol-based GP and expedition medic, recalls his recent experience of being caught in the path of a forest fire whilst providing medical cover for a charity trekking trip in Madagascar.

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See One, Do One, Teach One: Surgery in Nepal

See One, Do One, Teach One: Surgery in Nepal

In 2016, Philippa Hardy travelled to Nepal, spending time alongside Professors Upendra Devkota and Henry Marsh at the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences (NINAS) in Kathmandu. At a general surgical camp in Ghorka District, she encountered a desperate situation with no easy answer.

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An Alternative Career: Eden

An Alternative Career: Eden

Ali Blatcher on being a TV doctor for Channel 4’s reality tv programme Eden. Certainly an alternative career for an adventure medic.

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