This year we’ve gone all out, meaning you would be attending the most EXTREME Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine conference day we have ever held – it’s Pre-Hospital Medicine, but not as you know it!
Day 3 of our World Extreme Medicine Conference is jam-packed with some of the world’s most respected medics sharing their experiences and knowledge on what extreme pre-hospital medicine has meant to them. You’ll learn about pre-hospital care at its most extreme allowing you to become more confident when faced with quite often complex and unscheduled care provision, as we explore how emergency medicine and prolonged care is delivered in the most remote environments – from the Arctic to Zero G. On top of this, the hugely popular interactive simulation that tests how you react to a multiple casualty terrorist attack is back and better than ever before.
Are you ready to learn how to Thrive in Adversity? Here’s a taster of what you can expect from Day 3:
- Join Marc O’Griofa on the mainstage for his session ‘Prolonged Field Care: When the Golden Hour goes to S#@T in Austere Medicine’. Aimed at both combat and austere pre-hospital medics who may have to look after a casualty or patient for a prolonged period of time prior to evacuation, this session will be discussing how we can best prepare for the plan we never want to use.
- One of our most popular workshops from last year is back – Facial Injury on Expedition! Dislocated Jaw Joint! What Do I Do? Expedition dentist, Burjor Langdana delivers a stepwise pictorial immersive lecture where you’ll learn how simple reduction and stabilisation of jaw feature could get you out of a pickle (and avoid a medevac).
- For those interested in our NEW category ‘I’m a Casualty, Get Me Out of Here!’ – The art of rescue and evacuation from challenging environments, major incident planning and extended casualty care, then join Mads Gilbert, Marc O’Griofa and Jon McCormack as they discuss practising medicine away from the comforts of a hospital.
- ‘The Cases That Haunt Us’ is a highly recommended talk from Caroline Leech, Emergency Medicine Consultant and Major Trauma Lead, who will be taking to the main stage and talking openly about dealing with trauma that medical professionals witness nearly every single day.
- Following on from their exclusive launch of the ‘Resilience’ video series at last year’s conference, we have the pleasure of welcoming back Matt Walton and Mike Christian to lead the workshop ‘Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire’ that will explore long-term exposure to trauma and the impact that can have. They will also be taking a look at some of the proactive measures you can take to ensure a successful long-term career.
- Sharing their passion for all things Space Medicine, join our panel of experts including NASA Astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Don Pettit, Mike Barratt and NASA Aquanaut Marc O Griofa, plus Bonnie Posselt, medical officer in the RAF, specialising in aviation and Space Medicine as they host a fascinating discussion on Emergency Medicine in Zero G.
- Learn fundamental hands-on field-proven skills in our interactive ‘Extreme skills’ workshops including:
- Burns Treatment Workshop – a fully interactive and detailed hands-on moulage, conducted by Paramedic Trauma Lead Eoin Walker. It provides you with the essential pre-hospital skills you need to treat burns when the usual resources are out of reach.
- Wound Dressing Workshop -ideal for front-line nurses looking to develop their clinical skills and perfect for doctors and paramedics who get fewer opportunities to practice this skill (plus you can keep the dressings to practice at home).
- USS Workshop – a fascinating workshop covering basic knobology, focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST), Morrison view, Perisplenic view, Suprapubic view, Subxhyphoid view, extended to chest evaluation and general principles of US guided vascular access.
Not to mention our sell-out interactive simulation ‘Caught in the Middle of a Multiple Casualty Terrorist Attack…’ that’s back bigger and bolder. This is the ultimate training ground for encountering the issues you’re likely to confront when practising medicine in remote, under-equipped and extreme environments. Not one to miss.
We’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s on offer throughout Day 3 at WEM19. See the full schedule here and be inspired to learn first-hand from these extraordinary medics by booking your tickets to the 2019 World Extreme Medicine Conference today!