Category: Core Skills

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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Practical Teaching of Den

Expedition Dentistry Teaching Videos

Our resident expedition dentistry expert, Dr Burjor Langdana, provides excellent video learning resources on the topic of expedition dentistry.

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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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Quarantine Down Under

Quarantine Down Under

Dr Millie Wood / Foundation Year 3 / Perth, Western Australia How does one survive without fresh air for 14 days? Dr Wood recounts her experiences of quarantine between the four walls of her hotel room in Perth, Australia back in the summer of 2020. The year is 2020. To obtain the luxury of a Coronavirus-free life you must first […]

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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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New Kidney on Kilimanjaro

New Kidney on Kilimanjaro

In this article, Jeremy Windsor questions how transplant patients’ physiology is affected by high altitude, and the steps that can be taken to mitigate against the risks in these patients.

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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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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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