Category: News & Features

Dr Claire Crichton, ED registrar SE Scotland, and Christopher Linda, Clinical Manager at St Benedictine's Hospital, with Phindile Khumalo and Mom Ntshosho

Living Positively with HIV

In 2016 Phindile Khumalo and her colleague Mom Ntshosho founded Amaqhawe, a support group for children and adolescents living with HIV. Since its inception the group has not only achieved increased compliance with antiretrovirals medications, but also provided financial support to its participants, enabling them to remain at school.

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Duraphat 5000 – The Secret Dental Elixir For Endurance Athletes

Duraphat 5000 – The Secret Dental Elixir For Endurance Athletes

Dr Burjor Langdana takes us through the problems with dental hygiene during endurance sports and expeditions. The Colgate Duraphat 5000 toothpaste’s high fluoride content helps to mitigate these risks and can help prevent both dental cavities and gum disease.

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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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Mountain Medicine CPD

Mountain Medicine CPD

The British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) has teamed up with Life in the Fast Lane and the University of Central Lancashire to develop free online mountain medicine CPD. For those that haven’t yet completed it, the initial module is just 25 MCQs with CPD approval from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Access to the module can be found on […]

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UIAA Official Standards – Adventure Travel and the COVID-19 Pandemic

UIAA Official Standards – Adventure Travel and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Medical Commission of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) has published its official standards regarding “Adventure Travel and the COVID-19 Pandemic”. It outlines the specific challenges and risks associated with travel in the COVID-19 era as well and discussing strategies for mitigating them

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Antibacterial Mouthwash May Impair Exercise Recovery

Antibacterial Mouthwash May Impair Exercise Recovery

Dr Burjor Langdana / Expedition Dentist / UK Dr Burjor Langdana explains why routine use of antibacterial mouthwash, such as 0.2% chlorhexidine may reduce the beneficial effects of training; especially in the recovery phase. Newsflash – Routine use of antibacterial mouthwash like 0.2% chlorhexidine may reduce the beneficial effects of training especially is the post-training phase 1. Mechanism – Oral […]

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All-Nepali Team Conquers Winter Ascent of K2; “The Savage Mountain”

All-Nepali Team Conquers Winter Ascent of K2; “The Savage Mountain”

Adventure medic would like to congratulate the ten-man Nepali team on the remarkable first winter ascent of K2 on 16th January 2021; an ascent that has been famously known as ‘the last great mountaineering challenge’. At 17:00 on the 16th of January, the first winter ascent was claimed by an all-Nepali team; lead by Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and Nirmal Purja […]

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New Medics, New Adventures

New Medics, New Adventures

We are delighted to announce that from 2021, Adventure Medic will be in the capable hands of the next generation of adventurous medics, led by Shona Main, Rebecca Trimble and Tom Beddis.

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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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