ROAR21: How Far is the Hospital: Expedition medicine in extreme marine environments


About the course

Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference (ROAR) 2021

The Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference is designed specifically for paramedics and allied health professionals working in rural, outback and remote locations.

How Far is the Hospital: Expedition medicine in extreme marine environments

This presentation introduced the complexity of extreme environment medicine but tailored the discussion to the expedition marine medic. It covered the basics of dive medicine and introduced dive physiology, the role of an expedition marine medic, and a quick look at the presentations from a recent deployment.

Biography: Steve “Sunny” Whitfield

Sunny is an Australian based academic, paramedic, expedition leader, geographer, and writer with experience in prehospital health care, humanitarian operations, expedition medicine, flight medicine, and emergency service development. He has worked in the Himalayas, Pacific Islands, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Arctic and founded Medics Beyond Borders to provide creative solutions to impact gaps in prehospital and primary health care services in low GDP countries. Sunny is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a member of The Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection, and a member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association.


Presented by Steve “Sunny” Whitfield


Course Lessons

Course Information

Length
45 minutes
Released
30th Jun 2021
Cost
Member free
Non-member $19
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