Category: Core Skills

Anatomy of a Preventable Death: “Non-Technical” Skills in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Anatomy of a Preventable Death: “Non-Technical” Skills in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Dr Edi Albert Taking the science of medical error analysis and systems-based thinking out of the hospital, our very own Adventure Medic patron, Dr Edi Albert takes us through a case-based account of how we can learn from and ultimately prevent mistakes when on expeditions or in the wilderness. We also learn that sometimes the most valuable skills any expedition […]

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BS 8848 for Expedition Medics

BS 8848 for Expedition Medics

The Faculty of Prehospital Care (FHPC) have just published guidance for medics on British Standard 8848. BS 8848 is the good practice guideline for those organising overseas trips, including visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities outside the United Kingdom.

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Taking Time Out of UK Training

Taking Time Out of UK Training

With so many opportunities available for experience around training programmes there can be difficult decisions for junior doctors deciding, if, when and how, to best combine their other interests with their medical career. Here, we proudly present Adventure Medic’s Updated Guide to Taking Time Out From UK Training.

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FPHC Guidance for Medical Provision for Wilderness Medicine 2019

FPHC Guidance for Medical Provision for Wilderness Medicine 2019

The RCSEd Faculty of Prehospital Care has released updated guidance for medical provision for wilderness medicine. The revised 2019 version includes updates to the skills framework and expedition risk matrix, and broader consideration of competencies beyond purely medical skills.

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WMS Clinical Practice Guidelines: 2019 Update

WMS Clinical Practice Guidelines: 2019 Update

The Wilderness Medical Society has updated its Clinical Practice Guidelines. The 2019 update included the guidelines on altitude illness, frostbite, heat illness, accidental hypothermia, drowning, spinal cord protection, water disinfection and diabetes. Essential reference for all expedition medics.

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Diving: Managing Decompression Illness in Remote Locations

Diving: Managing Decompression Illness in Remote Locations

Looking after divers on expedition? The docs from Plymouth’s hyperbaric medical facility, DDRC Healthcare, run us through the physiology and management of decompression illness.

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Vacuum limb immobilisation. Credit: Luca Festari

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

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)

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

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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