Working in remote and austere environments means you are frequently surrounded by nature’s beauty – whether that be on the edge of the Hardangervidda Plateau in Norway, or amongst the stunning desert landscapes in Sharqiya Sands, Oman.
But it also means you are often faced with practising medicine away from the comforts of a hospital, with its array of teams and equipment readily available. So what do you do when you are faced with a critically ill patient, but you are hours (or even days) away from the nearest medical facility?
The good news is, our 2019 theme dealt with this and so much more…
‘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
Delegates joined WEM Faculty Member Marc O’Griofa, as he discussed the increasingly acknowledged importance of having a Prolonged Field Care plan in place, reflecting on how the increase in activity in rural Africa has led to a dramatic increase in evacuation times and how the skillsets of medics need to adapt in order to handle these medical emergencies.
Who: Marc O’Griofa, Mike Smith
What: ‘I’m A Casualty, Get Me Out Of Here’
When: Day 1, (Saturday 23rd November), Day 3 (Monday 25th November)
Where: Biosphere and Workshops
Join us this year for one of the most energetic and unique networks in the universe and be part of the world’s greatest gathering of extreme medics and thought-leaders; dedicated to inspiring and sharing medical knowledge with you. Book your place today!