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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 […]
September 8 2023 : Tim van Riessen
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 […]
July 14 2023 : Pieter Simons
The Ocean Race – Medical Training
Medical Training of Crewmembers during the Ocean Race.
June 18 2023 : Pieter Simons
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