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Caffeine Withdrawal

Erik McLaughlin has advice for how to recognize and deal with caffeine withdrawal when on expedition.
Caffeine Withdrawal
 

Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Traveller's Diarrhoea

Some useful advice all about the common but frequently preventable problem
Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Traveller's Diarrhoea
 

Comparison of a SAM Splint-Molded Cervical Collar with a Philadelphia Cervical Collar

Interesting article examining the use of a SAM splint as a cervical collar with some useful outcomes
Comparison of a SAM Splint-Molded Cervical Collar with a Philadelphia Cervical Collar
 

Crocodile Bites

Dr Sean Hudson looks at an interesting paper on the microbiology and surgical management of crocodile bites in Malawi.
Crocodile Bites
 

Damage Control Resuscitation for Patients with Major Trauma

An intersting review in the BMJ of resuscitation in a hostile environment from a UK military perspective
Damage Control Resuscitation for Patients with Major Trauma
 

Dealing with Marine and Saltwater Infections

Dr Erik Mclaughlin, AdventureDoc gives detailed advice about how to deal with marine and saltwater infections from basic first aid through to follow-up treatment.
Dealing with Marine and Saltwater Infections
 

DEET and Sun Cream

Dr Erik McLaughlin discusses the effectiveness of DEET and suncream when used together.
DEET and Sun Cream
 

Dr Caroline Knox's Favourite Piece of Kit

EM Director Caroline Knox reveals what her most useful piece of equipment is when she is away.
Dr Caroline Knox's Favourite Piece of Kit
 

Dr Helen Connolly Writes About a Recent Trip to Haiti

Helen recently went to Haiti accompanying 300 Irish builders with the charity Haven.
Dr Helen Connolly Writes About a Recent Trip to Haiti
 

Dr Mark McCaldin in the Hot Seat

With a series of quick fire questions we have interviewed a selection of expedition medics to give you an insight in to some of the home truths around adventure, travel and medicine. The first of our Medics in the Hot Seat is Jungle and Desert Medicine Lecturer and long time friend of Expedition Medicine, Dr Mark McCaldin.
Dr Mark McCaldin in the Hot Seat
 

Dr Roger Schofield's Favourite Piece of Kit

We have had an excellent contribution from Dr Roger Schofield for his favourite bit of kit.
Dr Roger Schofield's Favourite Piece of Kit
 

Dr Sean Hudson's Favourite Piece of Kit

He can't narrow it down to one, so he has mentioned lots...
Dr Sean Hudson's Favourite Piece of Kit
 

Expedition Medicine - the Art of Balance

Dr Hazel Dobinson has written about how she has juggled being an expedition medic and a rural doctor in Australia.
Expedition Medicine - the Art of Balance
 

Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

Tom Mallinson writes about this world class qualification
Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
 

Managing Anaphylaxis in Wilderness Environments

Introduction to Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening allergic reaction that manifests in a multi-systemic and variable fashion. It involves prior sensitisation to an allergen that may take the form of a food product, insect, medication, material or environment (e.g. cold). Lifetime prevalence is 0.05-2% (Liebermann 2008)
Managing Anaphylaxis in Wilderness Environments
 

Managing Rabies in a Remote Setting

A clear and concise case presentation and overview of managing a possible rabies exposure in a remote setting
Managing Rabies in a Remote Setting
 

Mark Hannaford's Favourite Piece of Kit.

Mark Hannaford, EM director, sahres with us which piece of equipment he considers vital when away on expedition.
Mark Hannaford's Favourite Piece of Kit.
 

Risk Assessments and Casualty Evacuation

Shackleton managed never to lose a member of his team to the harsh environmental dangers on any of his expeditions.
Risk Assessments and Casualty Evacuation
 

The Life of a Raleigh Medic

Dr Nick Johnson is spending 10 weeks in Borneo as a medic with Raleigh.
The Life of a Raleigh Medic
 

Travellers' Diarrhoea

A great overview from the CDC of the most common medical condition on expedition
Travellers' Diarrhoea
 

Treating Animal Bites

From infection, wound closure, tetanus and rabies
Treating Animal Bites
 

UK Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Course Write up March 09

EWM director Piers Carter writes up about the recent EWM course in Keswick.
UK Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Course Write up March 09
 

Weather4expeditions

Supporting your expedition with professional weather forecasts
Weather4expeditions
 

What To Put In Your Expedition Medical Kit

Advice on what to include in your expedition medical kit
What To Put In Your Expedition Medical Kit
 

Write Up of the Expedition Medicine UK Course, September 2009

Our flagship Expedition Medicine course in Keswick went well this month. We had 60 participants who experienced the full range of Lakeland weather during their time in Keswick.
Write Up of the Expedition Medicine UK Course, September 2009
 

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