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Expedition Medicine: First Steps up Kilimanjaro - Adventure Medic

Tom Yeoman / Breaking into expedition medicine: finding a job, courses, kit and taking the first steps up Mount Kilimanjaro with Action Challenge  
theadventuremedic.com
about 6 years ago
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Extreme Undergraduate Medicine Conference: 7/8 March, 2015 « Expedition & Wilderness Medicine | Expedition Medical Training Courses | Wilderness medicine training

Extreme Medicine Conference 2015 Date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March Venue: King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, SE1 9RT Timings: 09:00 – 18:00 Audience: Any student with an interest in Pre-hospital or Wilderness Medicine Cost: £40 including all refreshments, certificates and entry to the conference social Ticket Sales: http://www.kclsu.org/ents/event/2127/  
expeditionmedicine.co.uk
about 6 years ago
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Programme

We have some extremely exciting content and globally renowned speakers lined up for November's World Extreme Medicine Expo, under the key areas of Disaster  
extrememedicineexpo.com
about 6 years ago
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Plantar Fasciitis | KT TAPE

Trusted by millions, KT Tape is used for common sports injuries such as ITBS, runners knee, shin splints, hamstring strain, & many more. Proven by Professional athletes and Olympians, trusted by healthcare professionals, and relied upon by recreational athletes world-wide.  
kttape.com
almost 7 years ago
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Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Comparison of Acetazolamide Versus Ibuprofen for Prophylaxis Against High Altitude Headache: The Headache Evaluation at Altitude Trial (HEAT)

High altitude headache (HAH) is the most common neurological complaint at altitude and the defining component of acute mountain sickness (AMS). However, there is a paucity of literature concerning its prevention. Toward this end, we initiated a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in the Nepal Himalaya designed to compare the effectiveness of ibuprofen and acetazolamide for the prevention of HAH.  
sciencedirect.com
almost 7 years ago
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Altitude Sickness in Climbers and Efficacy of NSAIDs Trial (ASCENT): Randomized, Controlled Trial of Ibuprofen Versus Placebo for Prevention of Altitude Illness

To study the effectiveness of ibuprofen versus placebo in preventing acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude headache (HAH).  
sciencedirect.com
almost 7 years ago
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Pattern of Injury and Illness During Expedition-Length Adventure Races

To describe injuries and illnesses treated during an expedition-length adventure race and combine the results with those from previous studies to identify common patterns of injury and illness during these events.  
sciencedirect.com
almost 7 years ago
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I'm Not Your Typical SHO...

I'm an SHO, but I don't have your typical ward based job. In the last four years I have treated in jungles, underwater (in scuba gear), 5m from a gorilla, up a volcano, on a beach, at altitude, on safari, in a bog and on a boat. Expedition medicine is a great way to travel the world, take time out whist expanding your CV, and be physically and mentally challenged and develop your skill and knowledge base. As a doctor, you can undertake expeditions during your 'spare time' but it is more common for doctors to go on expeditions between F2 and specialty training. This is the ideal time either because you have been working for the last 7 years and either you need a break, the NHS has broken you, or you don't know what you want to do with your career and need time to think. At this point I would recommend using your F2 course/study budget on an Expedition Medicine course. They are expensive, but the knowledge and skill base you gain makes you more prepared and competitive for expedition jobs. There are many types of Expedition Medicine jobs ranging from endurance sports races to scientific expeditions. Although the jobs differ, there are many ailments common to all. You should expect to treat diarrhoea and vomiting, insect bites, blisters, cuts, injuries, and GP complaints such headaches and exacerbations of chronic illnesses. More serious injuries and illnesses can occur so it is good to be prepared as possible. To help, ensure your medical kit is labelled and organised e.g. labelled cannulation kit, emergency kit is always accessible and you are familiar with the casevac plan. Your role as an Expedition Medic involves more that the treatment of clients. A typical job also includes client selection and education, risk assessment, updating casevac plans, stock-checking kit, health promotion, project management and writing debriefs. What's Right For You? If you're keen to do Expedition Medicine, first think about where you want to go and then for how long. Think hard about these choices. A 6 month expedition through the jungle sounds exciting, but if you don't like spiders, creepy-crawlies and leaches, and the furthest you have travelled is an all-inclusive to Mallorca, then it might be best to start with a 4 week expedition in France. When you have an idea of what you want to do there are many organisations that you can apply to, including: Operation Wallacea Raleigh Across the Divide World Challenge Floating Doctors Doctors Without Borders Royal Geographical Society Action Challenge GapForce Each organisation will have different aims, clients, resources and responsibilities so pick one that suits you. Have fun and feel free to post any question below.  
Dr Rachel Saunders
about 8 years ago