EWM is delighted to have Dr Alex Rowe, the companies newly appointed UK Medical Director at the helm of this years September course in Dartmoor.
Alex is no stranger to world of expeditions and remote medicine but his specialist subject is as the crew medic for the RNLI Lifeboat based out of Brixham.
Anna is a Swedish radiologist from Vanersborg, who survived after a skiing accident in 1999 left her trapped under a layer of ice for 80 minutes in freezing water.
During this time she became a victim of extreme hypothermia and her body temperature;decreased to 13.7C (56.7F), the lowest survived body temperature ever recorded in a human with accidental hypothermia until fellow Swede Stella, 7 years old, survived 13.0C (55.F) at Christmas 2010 Bågenholm was able to find an air pocket under the ice, but suffered circulatory arrest after 40 minutes in the water. Source: Wikipedia.
Great to hear that Dr Matt Edwards of London Air Ambulance HEMS and AMREF Flying Doctors fame will be joining us on the next Dartmoor Expedition Medicine course in September – Matt has an amazingly broad range of experiences to learn from…