Category: Core Skills

Avalanche Safety & Medical Management of Avalanche Victims

Avalanche Safety & Medical Management of Avalanche Victims

With the best of the winter snow ahead of us, Expedition Skier Baz Roberts and Pre-Hospital Care Consultant Harvey Pynn dig into avalanche medicine.

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British Standard 8848 (BS 8848): 2014

British Standard 8848 (BS 8848): 2014

Familiarity with BS 8848: the Specification for the Provision of Visits, Fieldwork, Expeditions and Adventurous Activity is crucial for those working as expedition or event medics. After all, soon it may be what you are judged by. Jim Moonie bought a copy so we didn’t have to.

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Breaking into Expedition Medicine

Breaking into Expedition Medicine

Becoming involved in expedition work is one of the things that we are asked about most frequently at Adventure Medic. Our Staff Writer Louise Wade has done it more than most, so here is her experience of getting started.

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Top Ten Skills to Master for the Expedition Medic

Top Ten Skills to Master for the Expedition Medic

Emergency Medicine Consultant and Medical Director of Wilderness Medical Training Dr Harvey Pynn shares his Top Ten Medical Skills to Master for the Expedition Medic

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AM Guide to Expedition Dentistry for Medics

AM Guide to Expedition Dentistry for Medics

Burjor Langdana, Dental Surgeon at the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit and Matt Edwards, Expedition Doctor, cover preparation, kit, dental history taking and examination and the diagnosis and management of common dental conditions.

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Taking Time Out of UK Training

Taking Time Out of UK Training

We proudly present our guide to taking time out of UK medical training, including advice on when to go, stories from doctors who’ve been away and tips to keep yourself right and help you get back into training

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Risk Management for Adventure

Risk Management for Adventure

Being asked to do a risk assessment can be daunting, however it is an essential part of planning an adventure. Expedition leader Dom Hall gives us some advice. (Photo: Matt Wilkes)

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Introduction to Altitude Illness

Introduction to Altitude Illness

Kitty Duncan / An introduction to the key topic of altitude illness, including pathophysiology, HACE, HAPE, prevention and treatment.

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Frostbite

Frostbite

Chris Imray and Colleagues / A review of frostbite, including including prevalence, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment, where to get advice and recent advances such as telemedicine.

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Alistair Simpson / Alistair is a former Medical Officer with the British Antarctic Survey who has lived for 16 months in Antarctica. He tells us what we need to know about hypothermia and Avi Aujayeb share his experience of getting cold up high.

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