Advances in Procedural Pain Management in Emergency Medicine
Last week, Maybritt Kuypers, a founding member of Outdoor Medicine, had the honor of defending her dissertation. The title of her dissertation is “Advances in Procedural Pain Management in Emergency Medicine.” Congratulations, Maybritt! This is a very important milestone in her field. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) in the emergency department is increasingly used for […]
Medical doctor for the astronaut
The space race seems to be back up and running again. Two weeks ago India was the fourth country to land on the moon and yesterday Japan launched a rocket hoping to become the fifth. Currently still unmanned, but that will soon change. In addition, the first tourists already booked a ticket for a trip […]
TXA in the Wilderness Medicine Kit: A Vital Addition for Remote Expeditions?
During a recent lecture, a helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) physician emphasized the importance of including tranexamic acid (TXA) in every wilderness medicine kit. In this updated article, we will delve into the what, why, who, and how of utilizing TXA in a remote environment. Key points:– TXA prevents the breakdown of blood clots– Prehospital […]
The Ocean Race – Medical Training
Medical Training of Crewmembers during the Ocean Race.
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 […]