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Use of Space Blanket‒Improvised Tourniquets
Massive haemorrhage is your first point of attention after assessing scene safety. A tourniquet can be used to control severe extremity haemorrhage. Since a conventional tourniquet is not always at hand, Salchner et al assessed the effectiveness of a space blanket‒improvised tourniquet with a carabiner as a rod. They concluded that in research setting (healthy […]
May 22 2023 : Marieke van Vessem
Humanitarian Relief Work in Turkey
In the early morning of February 6th, residents of Turkey and Syria were struck by a powerful earthquake, followed by an aftershock 9 hours later. The epicenters were located close to the Turkish city of Gaziantep. The earthquakes, magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5, were felt as far as parts of Lebanon, Cyprus, and Iraq, and […]
March 20 2023 : Pieter Simons
Phenomenal Parasites
I remember well when Joost Hopman, a medical microbiologist at Radboud UMC, lectured on an Outdoor Medicine day about parasites. With tremendous fascination and admiration for nature, he presented “phenomenal parasites” that target us. These professional parasites inhabit our bodies. In this process, they seriously damage our organs, leave the body like a house party […]
February 19 2023 : Pieter Simons
The Youngest Visitor of Everest Base Camp
In 2018, a fetus was taken up to Everest Base Camp and while this is noteworthy on its own, physiological parameters were tracked of the mother-to-be.
September 18 2022 : Pieter Simons
Outdoor Medicine and Siilo joined forces
The niche of expedition medicine in the Netherlands is becoming a bit larger than a niche. The number of successful trainees at Outdoor Medicine is increasing every year, which leads to more doctors who accompany groups of adventurers. But where can you go with a quick question if you want to double-check something? Where can […]
May 31 2022 : Tim van Riessen