Expedition Medicine

A term of art referring to health care provided to those individuals participating in an organised journey or voyage for the purpose of exploration or for a scientific or military purpose
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Five Australian Antarctic Division doctors have undertaken an eight-day Winter Expedition Medicine course at Bronte Park.
I became interested in expedition medicine when I was personally involved in a student expedition to Lake Chad, an activity that would now be impossible due to Boko Haram.
When she qualifies, Jo is considering a career in acute medicine with expedition medicine.
Okay, this patient wanted to show off his expedition medicine skills.
CARDIFF University's Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Society (WEMS) will be scaling the Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance.
The 12 students had a practical session on resuscitation with medical emergencies' doctor Les Milne, a tour of Welshpool Community Hospital with Dr Michael Lewis, a discussion on medical ethics with Dr Tony Evans, plus a presentation on expedition medicine by Dr Simon Currin, a Montgomery GP.
2,20-22] In this edition of SAMJ, we address the fundamental concepts of expedition medicine, from participant screening and selection of suitable medical supplies to the epidemiology, roles and psychological aspects encountered on expeditions.
The field of travel medicine is ever-expanding with claim-staking names such as expedition medicine, geographic medicine, tropical medicine, international health, polar medicine, international telemedicine, field medicine, and military medicine.
While expedition environments may differ dramatically--from seething oceans to desolate deserts, tropical jungles to frozen mountain peaks, and even to space--the unifying characteristics of expedition medicine remain the same: the patient and practitioner are in a remote location (in time and/or distance) under unusual physical and psychological demands (through exertion or environmental stressors).
Wilderness and expedition medicine draws from a wide range of medical fields, yet defies easy classification.
This pocket-sized guide to expedition medicine provides an invaluable aide-memoire for anyone with a responsibility or interest in the health and well-being of their expedition members.