The Crystal Cave – Naica, Mexico. Along with TV journalist Michael Usher and crew (cameraman Andy Taylor and soundman Chick Davies), I was invited along to provide medical support.
Today, ANZAC Day, represents the 100 year anniversary of the entry of Australia and New Zealand into the battle of the Great War. In many ways, it defined our nationhood and marked the time in history where our two nations stood on their own but also side by side. There were many lessons learnt over […]
The scope of wilderness medicine combines traditional medical specialities, particularly emergency medicine, sports medicine, military medicine and general practice, with pre-hospital care and rescue skills.
Environmental Enigma: One of your colleagues tells you he is going to climb Mt Kilimanjaro next month. He has never been to altitude before and asks you how he can prevent altitude sickness while on his trek…
An expert panel from last year’s Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting have produced Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Lightning Injuries
Australia needs a brave health reform. We outline of the potential solutions which could improve the failing private health system in Australia.
A recent coroner’s finding about the death of a Tasmanian bushwalker has reinforced the need for awareness of Exercise Associated Hyponatraemia, particularly in those participating in prolonged exercise and ultra-endurance events. What is EAH? What causes EAH? Exercise associated hyponatraemia is a condition of low blood sodium (salt) levels which can occur with exercise. […]
As I’ve become balder and more grey, I have come to think about the health system as much as the delivery of acute care. This is another advantage of FOAMed. It allows you to broaden your horizons and still stay in touch with the latest in your chosen specialty. I would like to share a […]
The issue of prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) has been debated extensively on the high altitude walking tracks around the world and also in the literature
The popularity of the Kokoda Trail has increased dramatically over the last decade. More and more Australians are making the arduous trek through the muddy, steep terrain of the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea.