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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Expedition medicine: A southern African perspective
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.
As described on the WMS Web site (www.wms.org), completion of the 100-hour program offers a way to "identify those who have achieved a demanding set of requirements validating their training in wilderness medicine for the assurances of patients, clients, and the public at large." Applicants have 5 years to complete course work that includes core curricula in diverse wilderness medicine topics; diving and hyperbaric medicine; expedition medicine; and wilderness emergencies and trauma management.
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.
Wilderness and expedition medicine, therefore, is as purposeful as the expedition itself: predicted, planned, and pragmatically performed.
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