Category: Core Skills

Mid-meeting break

One Health: Community and Conservation

Dr Lucy Obolensky shares her own ten point checklist to use when delivering community healthcare projects in remote locations and austere environments. Developed from over 20 years of experience in setting up health improvement projects, this is a must read for anyone embarking on such work.

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Scuba Diver Emergencies – Stories From The Deep

DDRC diving and hyperbaric medicine doctor, Rosie Stokes, shares some dive cases showcasing what to look for and who to call when they present to your emergency department, GP practice or on an expedition.

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Life off the Beaten Track; Expedition Medicine for Paramedics

Life off the Beaten Track; Expedition Medicine for Paramedics

Chris has worked as an expedition medic in the deserts, rainforests and mountains from the Atlas to Himalayan. A highly experienced UK paramedic, Chris shares how expedition medicine has been his gateway to travelling the world and discusses indemnity, supervision, registration and qualifications for paramedics interested in the field.

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Into The Jungle: Ten Tips to Help You Prepare

Into The Jungle: Ten Tips to Help You Prepare

Embarking on an expedition to the jungle? Looking to refine your survival skills for one of the most magnificently versatile environments on the planet? Three members of the Unique Expeditions team take us through some survival tips and jungle training that could just be the difference between life and death in a remote rainforest.

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COVID-Safe Expeditions

COVID-Safe Expeditions

The RGS Expedition Medicine Advisory Group discusses considerations for companies and participants, alongside pragmatic suggestions and protocols to prioritise COVID-safe travel.

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Hydration Strategies at Altitude

Hydration Strategies at Altitude

Dr Lari Trease / Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician / University of Tasmania, Australia Dr Trease is an Australian Sport and Exercise Physician and the Unit Coordinator for Extreme Sports Medicine, a subject that will be offered for the first time in 2021 as part of the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program at the University of Tasmania, Australia. […]

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Myth-busting in Endurance Physiology

Myth-busting in Endurance Physiology

Dr Stuart Allan combines his day-job as a GP in Cumbria with teaching on the UK Diploma of Mountain Medicine, and runs…a lot! Stuart has learned through practice and subsequent research, the truths behind hydration for optimum performance in endurance events.

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Penthrox® and Pain

Penthrox® and Pain

Far from help and faced with a patient in acute pain; what are your options for analgesia in the remote setting? Dr Craig Miller discusses the rationale for including Penthrox® in his medical kit.

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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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