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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
Jungle Medicine 2023
A week of learning about infectious diseases of the tropics and providing first aid in the outdoors in beautiful Suriname. Who wouldn’t want that? The trip offer had been haunting my mind for a while, but I also had doubts. Spending the night in a hammock, trekking through the jungle, flying in the time of […]
May 7 2023 : Marieke van Vessem
Afterglow of the winter
The review below was written by Roy Salden, resident anesthesiology Utrecht, and participant of the first edition of Mountain Medicine Winter Edition. Can’t wait to go yourself after reading his story? Keep an eye on the website for the next edition and sign up for the newsletter! The course catalogue of Outdoor Medicine has recently […]
May 1 2023 : Tim van Riessen
Ultra-endurance sports
The theme of the latest edition of the Hoogtelijn (mountaineering magazine of the Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association) is Ultra – an adjective increasingly used in the world of endurance sports. You will read about a 12-hour climbing event, a mountain bike rally of 648 kilometers including 27,000 altimeters and about the Ultra Trail […]
April 8 2023 : Tim van Riessen
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