Category: Core Skills
The field of expedition medicine is vast. We’ve put together guidance on assessing expedition opportunities in order to help you decide on the right expedition for you.Read more ›
Third Year Medical Student, Georgina Heinzel-Kienberger from Exeter University discusses the common otological dive conditions, barotrauma and decompression sickness. She looks at the current literature regarding aetiology, diagnosis and management and what it means for divers.Read more ›
The Mountain Leader (ML) award is the qualification for leading groups of people walking in the UK hills. It is run by the Mountain Training Association, and requires a detailed logbook, attending a training course and passing a multi-day assessment. Here Abbey shares the benefits the qualification has had for her as a medical professional.Read more ›
Delivering advanced medical care in austere and resource deplete environments can be difficult with the constraints of a small expedition kit bag and sometimes we are faced with hypotension unresponsive to fluid therapy alone.
In this succinct article our very own Dr Edi Albert shares his recipe for delivering adrenaline as a vasopressor when faced with acutely unwell patients in the field.
Telemedicine is an expanding field and increasingly relied upon. Dr Grace explores its relevance to expedition medicine and its innovative uses in improving global health. He introduces ‘The Virtual Doctors’, a telemedicine charity that supports rural health centres in Zambia and Malawi through connections with UK doctors and discusses medicolegal and ethical considerations for those considering utilising telemedicine technologies in their practice.Read more ›
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.Read more ›