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  • Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac
    14th November 2021
    9:00 am - 9:40 am

Speakers

Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac

Sarah Spelsberg

The Aleutian Islands are called “the birthplace of the winds” – add that to the icy Bering Sea and an archipelago of islands 1000 miles from the nearest hospital and there can be serious logistical challenges delaying transport to tertiary care. Not as logistically challenging maybe as say – Antarctica – but much more so than mainland medevac.

In this presentation we will review four medevac instances with four creative outside the box solutions including sending a physician with a patient on a cargo plane, sending a physician with a patient on a United States Coast Guard C130, sending two physicians with the patient in the back of a Coast Guard Helicopter to avoid an actively erupting volcano, and sending a paramedic with a patient on a commercial flight. We often have to turn ourselves into a makeshift intensive care unit out here in The Aleutian Islands. Transport can be delayed for days. We also lost commercial air service after a fatal plane crash in October 2019 and lost night medevac commercial services after our medevac plane crashed into The Bering Sea December 2019.

This talk is aimed at not taking no for an answer and reaching out to literally everyone. The speaker is not too proud to beg for help if it will save your life.

Venue:  

Address:
Dynamic Earth, 112 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, EH8 8AS, United Kingdom

Description:

Salisbury Suite at Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city is uniquely inspirational, not only for its fabled loveliness, but also for its associations – past and present – with innovation, creativity, discovery and progress.

It was here chloroform was first used as an anaesthetic and the founder of penicillin was born. Dolly the sheep was cloned at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute. The first ‘bionic’ hand – a powered prosthetic with articulating fingers – was developed by a spin-out company from the city’s Princess Margaret Rose Hospital, and the fastest-selling video game of all time – Grand Theft Auto V, by Rockstar North was developed!

Edinburgh has great transport connections too; home to Scotland’s busiest airport which serves 188 destinations worldwide, rail links which run all over the UK, easy access from Scotland’s motorway network and public transport in the city itself is simple with a plentiful supply of buses, trams and taxis.

There’s plenty to do after dark with lots of unique venues to experience a full flavour of Scotland’s culture. We have partnered with Convention Edinburgh and all of our Extreme Medicine delegates will receive the Edinburgh Rewards Card with their conference badge, opening a door to special offers from a selection of bars, restaurants, shops and tour operators.

Our conference venue, Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience, inviting guests to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Dynamic Earth offers synergy within a global health context which match our own sustainable, community minded focus.

Find us using a gps: Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

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  • Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac
    14th November 2021
    9:00 am - 9:40 am

Speakers

Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac

Sarah Spelsberg

The Aleutian Islands are called “the birthplace of the winds” – add that to the icy Bering Sea and an archipelago of islands 1000 miles from the nearest hospital and there can be serious logistical challenges delaying transport to tertiary care. Not as logistically challenging maybe as say – Antarctica – but much more so than mainland medevac.

In this presentation we will review four medevac instances with four creative outside the box solutions including sending a physician with a patient on a cargo plane, sending a physician with a patient on a United States Coast Guard C130, sending two physicians with the patient in the back of a Coast Guard Helicopter to avoid an actively erupting volcano, and sending a paramedic with a patient on a commercial flight. We often have to turn ourselves into a makeshift intensive care unit out here in The Aleutian Islands. Transport can be delayed for days. We also lost commercial air service after a fatal plane crash in October 2019 and lost night medevac commercial services after our medevac plane crashed into The Bering Sea December 2019.

This talk is aimed at not taking no for an answer and reaching out to literally everyone. The speaker is not too proud to beg for help if it will save your life.

Venue:  

Address:
Dynamic Earth, 112 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, EH8 8AS, United Kingdom

Description:

Salisbury Suite at Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city is uniquely inspirational, not only for its fabled loveliness, but also for its associations – past and present – with innovation, creativity, discovery and progress.

It was here chloroform was first used as an anaesthetic and the founder of penicillin was born. Dolly the sheep was cloned at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute. The first ‘bionic’ hand – a powered prosthetic with articulating fingers – was developed by a spin-out company from the city’s Princess Margaret Rose Hospital, and the fastest-selling video game of all time – Grand Theft Auto V, by Rockstar North was developed!

Edinburgh has great transport connections too; home to Scotland’s busiest airport which serves 188 destinations worldwide, rail links which run all over the UK, easy access from Scotland’s motorway network and public transport in the city itself is simple with a plentiful supply of buses, trams and taxis.

There’s plenty to do after dark with lots of unique venues to experience a full flavour of Scotland’s culture. We have partnered with Convention Edinburgh and all of our Extreme Medicine delegates will receive the Edinburgh Rewards Card with their conference badge, opening a door to special offers from a selection of bars, restaurants, shops and tour operators.

Our conference venue, Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience, inviting guests to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Dynamic Earth offers synergy within a global health context which match our own sustainable, community minded focus.

Find us using a gps: Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac

Sarah Spelsberg

The Aleutian Islands are called “the birthplace of the winds” – add that to the icy Bering Sea and an archipelago of islands 1000 miles from the nearest hospital and there can be serious logistical challenges delaying transport to tertiary care. Not as logistically challenging maybe as say – Antarctica – but much more so than mainland medevac.

In this presentation we will review four medevac instances with four creative outside the box solutions including sending a physician with a patient on a cargo plane, sending a physician with a patient on a United States Coast Guard C130, sending two physicians with the patient in the back of a Coast Guard Helicopter to avoid an actively erupting volcano, and sending a paramedic with a patient on a commercial flight. We often have to turn ourselves into a makeshift intensive care unit out here in The Aleutian Islands. Transport can be delayed for days. We also lost commercial air service after a fatal plane crash in October 2019 and lost night medevac commercial services after our medevac plane crashed into The Bering Sea December 2019.

This talk is aimed at not taking no for an answer and reaching out to literally everyone. The speaker is not too proud to beg for help if it will save your life.

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  • Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac
    14th November 2021
    9:00 am - 9:40 am

Speakers

Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac

Sarah Spelsberg

The Aleutian Islands are called “the birthplace of the winds” – add that to the icy Bering Sea and an archipelago of islands 1000 miles from the nearest hospital and there can be serious logistical challenges delaying transport to tertiary care. Not as logistically challenging maybe as say – Antarctica – but much more so than mainland medevac.

In this presentation we will review four medevac instances with four creative outside the box solutions including sending a physician with a patient on a cargo plane, sending a physician with a patient on a United States Coast Guard C130, sending two physicians with the patient in the back of a Coast Guard Helicopter to avoid an actively erupting volcano, and sending a paramedic with a patient on a commercial flight. We often have to turn ourselves into a makeshift intensive care unit out here in The Aleutian Islands. Transport can be delayed for days. We also lost commercial air service after a fatal plane crash in October 2019 and lost night medevac commercial services after our medevac plane crashed into The Bering Sea December 2019.

This talk is aimed at not taking no for an answer and reaching out to literally everyone. The speaker is not too proud to beg for help if it will save your life.

Venue:  

Address:
Dynamic Earth, 112 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, EH8 8AS, United Kingdom

Description:

Salisbury Suite at Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city is uniquely inspirational, not only for its fabled loveliness, but also for its associations – past and present – with innovation, creativity, discovery and progress.

It was here chloroform was first used as an anaesthetic and the founder of penicillin was born. Dolly the sheep was cloned at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute. The first ‘bionic’ hand – a powered prosthetic with articulating fingers – was developed by a spin-out company from the city’s Princess Margaret Rose Hospital, and the fastest-selling video game of all time – Grand Theft Auto V, by Rockstar North was developed!

Edinburgh has great transport connections too; home to Scotland’s busiest airport which serves 188 destinations worldwide, rail links which run all over the UK, easy access from Scotland’s motorway network and public transport in the city itself is simple with a plentiful supply of buses, trams and taxis.

There’s plenty to do after dark with lots of unique venues to experience a full flavour of Scotland’s culture. We have partnered with Convention Edinburgh and all of our Extreme Medicine delegates will receive the Edinburgh Rewards Card with their conference badge, opening a door to special offers from a selection of bars, restaurants, shops and tour operators.

Our conference venue, Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience, inviting guests to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Dynamic Earth offers synergy within a global health context which match our own sustainable, community minded focus.

Find us using a gps: Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

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  • Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac
    14th November 2021
    9:00 am - 9:40 am

Speakers

Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac

Sarah Spelsberg

The Aleutian Islands are called “the birthplace of the winds” – add that to the icy Bering Sea and an archipelago of islands 1000 miles from the nearest hospital and there can be serious logistical challenges delaying transport to tertiary care. Not as logistically challenging maybe as say – Antarctica – but much more so than mainland medevac.

In this presentation we will review four medevac instances with four creative outside the box solutions including sending a physician with a patient on a cargo plane, sending a physician with a patient on a United States Coast Guard C130, sending two physicians with the patient in the back of a Coast Guard Helicopter to avoid an actively erupting volcano, and sending a paramedic with a patient on a commercial flight. We often have to turn ourselves into a makeshift intensive care unit out here in The Aleutian Islands. Transport can be delayed for days. We also lost commercial air service after a fatal plane crash in October 2019 and lost night medevac commercial services after our medevac plane crashed into The Bering Sea December 2019.

This talk is aimed at not taking no for an answer and reaching out to literally everyone. The speaker is not too proud to beg for help if it will save your life.

Venue:  

Address:
Dynamic Earth, 112 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, EH8 8AS, United Kingdom

Description:

Salisbury Suite at Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city is uniquely inspirational, not only for its fabled loveliness, but also for its associations – past and present – with innovation, creativity, discovery and progress.

It was here chloroform was first used as an anaesthetic and the founder of penicillin was born. Dolly the sheep was cloned at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute. The first ‘bionic’ hand – a powered prosthetic with articulating fingers – was developed by a spin-out company from the city’s Princess Margaret Rose Hospital, and the fastest-selling video game of all time – Grand Theft Auto V, by Rockstar North was developed!

Edinburgh has great transport connections too; home to Scotland’s busiest airport which serves 188 destinations worldwide, rail links which run all over the UK, easy access from Scotland’s motorway network and public transport in the city itself is simple with a plentiful supply of buses, trams and taxis.

There’s plenty to do after dark with lots of unique venues to experience a full flavour of Scotland’s culture. We have partnered with Convention Edinburgh and all of our Extreme Medicine delegates will receive the Edinburgh Rewards Card with their conference badge, opening a door to special offers from a selection of bars, restaurants, shops and tour operators.

Our conference venue, Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience, inviting guests to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Dynamic Earth offers synergy within a global health context which match our own sustainable, community minded focus.

Find us using a gps: Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

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