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 next theme deals 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
Join WEM Faculty Member Marc O’Griofa, as he discusses 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.
After that, why not join Mads Gilbert, as he discusses the challenges and strains of organising emergency medical care in the Arctic. As the lead during the Bågenholm case, Mads certainly knows a thing or two about the problems that cold weather conditions present to a patient.
Who: Marc O’Griofa, Mads Gilbert, Mike Smith
What: ‘I’m A Casualty, Get Me Out Of Here’
Where: Biosphere and Workshops
You’ll be able to select and filter this theme, plus a whole host of others, using our conference app. More information on this is available on our ‘What’s New’ blog – make sure to check it out and get yourself up to date with all things #WEM19!
What are you waiting for? Book your tickets today.