DMLS ’19 experience
Elise Tromp took part in the Dive& Marine Life Support course of November 2019. In this post, she shares her experiences.
Goodbye obvious truth, hello Concordia!
Stijn Thoolen has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct research at Concordia, Antarctica from November 2019 up to and including the beginning of 2021. In the months leading up to, and during, this adventure, we will occasionally receive an update from Stijn about his findings on this small, isolated part of the world.
Elise Heuts took part in the first Student Outdoor Medicine weekend, in this post the shares her experience!
A brief review regarding lightning injuries!
With the background information of the previous article taken into account, now the 3 best known altitude-related disorders will be discussed. It is important to realize that this concerns a range of disorders, which can occur either individually or at the same time, and can also shade off into one another. Acute Mountain Sickness; AMS […]
High Altitude Physiology
In November 2018, I hiked the Everest circuit in Solokhumbu (Nepal himalayas), a journey of 175 km in which I crossed three of the highest passes in the world. It was an adventure of a lifetime and one I will never forget because of the endless views and physical challenges, but I also felt how […]
At the end of December, everything slows down and the world kind of comes to a halt. It’s a good moment not to relax, but to deal with all matters that really need to be done. Like required additional training in first aid for extending the NKBV-license and for expanding the knowledge in this field. […]
Head injury in remote areas (part II)
Last week, we ran over the evaluation of severy head injury, briefly summarized in the figure below (MARCH). Nonetheless, there’s still some work to be done when the need for a CT-scan, and therefore rapid evacuation, is ruled out. Evaluation of non-severe head injury Several concussion tools are available, like the SCAT5. However, at present, […]
Head injury in remote areas
Imagine: With eight climbers you’re three quarters on your way climbing the Dufourspitze (4,634m) in the Swiss Alps. Suddenly, a 47-year-old friend of yours slips on polished granite, flipping him upside-down and into freefall. Three meters down the back of his helmet slams into solid rock. You’re more than half a day hiking away from […]
SWMUK – On a ‘expedition’ to Wales
Last-minute, Marijn Sinkeldam persuaded me to buy a ticket. On a Friday in October, the two of us leave Nijmegen to go to Wales. It is the place where the yearly UK student conference for Wilderness Medicine will take place: SWMUK18. After a flight from the warm and sunny Netherlands (25°C) to rainy Liverpool, it […]