Expedition and Wilderness medicine podcast featuring interviews with leading figures from the world of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, discussions regarding common medical problems on expedition and much more!
Where to listen
Episode 1: Dr Lucy Obolensky Joins Me to Discuss How to Forge a Career in Expedition Medicine and Global Healthcare
Episode 4: Psychology in Extremis: I join Dr Nathan Smith to discuss how his research with NASA and teams in the Antarctic can be applied to the Covid 19 pandemic.
In this episode we discuss the current Covid 19 pandemic, and how strategies used in extreme and austere environments can be used to help us prepare, cope and even thrive over the coming weeks and months.
Dr Nathan Smith is a researcher interested in the psychology of performance and health in challenging and demanding settings. His work includes both theoretical and applied research on topics related to: individual differences including personality, values and motivation; stress, coping, emotion and mental health; and transition, adjustment and reintegration follow exposure to extreme settings.
Support the Workers: https://www.supporttheworkers.org/
British Psychological Society: https://www.bps.org.uk/responding-coronavirus
Intensive Care Society: Wellbeing Resource Library: https://www.ics.ac.uk/ICS/ICS/Wellbeing.aspx
In Extremis online: courses to support people living and working in challenging and demanding environments: https://inextremis.teachable.com/
DriFT: An evidence-based digital support system to train and optimise behaviour, performance and health in extreme environments: https://www.driftextremes.com/
In Episode 3 I catch up with Mr Burj Langdana, Wilderness and Expedition Dentist, to discuss all things dental, including the management of dental trauma, infections, jaw dislocations and much more.
Plus find out about working in the Antarctic, what you should put in your expedition dental kit, and who wins in toothbrush vs toothpaste!
Burj was previously a consultant dentist for the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit and is a faculty member at World Extreme Medicine as well as being a tutor for the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
He also teaches on the MSc in Extreme Medicine at Exeter University and is the resident expedition dentist for AdventureMedic .
He is also excited to be contributing to the new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, which if you don't already know is an invaluable companion to have when out on expedition!
Links from Episode 3
Wilderness Expedition Dentistry Homepage
What to Put in Your Dental Kit
Join me for a chat with Dr Beth Moos, GP registrar, expedition medic and snake-bite researcher as we discuss how to manage snake bites in the field, her latest research and what not to do with half a chicken!
If you have enjoyed listening, please check out episode 1 and subscribe for more episodes coming soon in 2020!
Links from Episode 2
Beth's Project- Blog
WHO Snake Bite Strategy
David Warrell Bio
WHO Snake Bite Management Guidelines
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and thanks for the support!
Join me for a chat with Dr Lucy Obolensky, a multi-talented GP, A&E and HEMS doctor, who has worked on some fantastic projects, including being the medic for Planet Earth.
Yes...She has even looked after our national treasure Sir David Attenborough!
In this episode we discuss getting involved in expedition medicine, some of the challenges with working in remote environments and why you should always bring dessert to a dinner party!
Links from Episode One:
MSc Global Health at Plymouth University
British Exploring Society
Future Health Africa