WEM News: Its time for a mountain adventure!


Ultrasound of the Week is the brainchild of Dr Ben Smith at the University of Tennessee, Department of Emergency Medicine.

He created this amazing blog as a way to keep his residents thinking about bedside ultrasound throughout their training.

Described as a ‘junkie for the critically ill’ his blog leans towards this patient population and aims to improve treatment of the critically ill using this incredible tool.

Practice in paradise

Koh Rong Emergency Services and Medic programme was created by one man who spotted complete lack of medical care for locals and the growing population of tourists in Cambodia.

The project’s goal is to inspire and encourage the community to live and maintain safe, healthy lives through education and practice.

From teaching first aid to the local community to a 24/7 medic service, this project is about more than healthcare, it’s about improving the lives of the local community.

You can see more about what they do HERE. They are still looking for volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics, so if you’re looking for something a little different, get in touch at kohrongemergency@gmail.com

Seas this great opportunity

Windfall Films seek medical professionals to take part in a programme where adventurous sea lovers will retrace a famous voyage across the Pacific Ocean.

Find out more about this amazing opportunity HERE.

Join us in Slovenia

This October we’re taking our famous WEM course on the road to Slovenia. The course will be extended to a total of five days.

We’ll spend our mornings focusing on lectures, with afternoons dedicated to outdoor skills and specialised workshops.

The final night will see us camping wild under tarps, with heaps of camp-fire tales from our faculty and delegates.

On the final day of the course you’ll complete an extended search and rescue exercise where all of your acquired skills will be put to the test.

We’ve hired coaches to take you from the airport to the course location, so you just need to get yourself to Ljubljana airport on Sunday 2nd October and we’ll be waiting for you on the shores of the stunning Lake Bohinj.

The mountains are calling

For our altitude loving audience we now run a total of five exciting mountain medicine courses:

Everest Base Camp (5,380m)
Kilimanjaro (5,895m)
Aconcagua (6,961m)
Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m)
Bariloche Skiing & Avalanche course

These course will test your physical and mental robustness, while challenging your ability to function in an expedition team.

By immersing yourself in these challenging environments you’ll find real cases requiring medical attention, plus you’ll visit medical facilities set up on the mountains and gain an insight into how they work and the challenges medics face.

Whether you’re looking for a non-technical ascent, high altitude trekking, a technical challenge or to learn invaluable information about snow-packs, we have something for you!

Join our experts for a life-changing high altitude expedition and learn the skills you’ll need to support teams around the world.

Not ready for the mountain? Join us this May in Plas y Brenin to lay the foundations of your expedition medicine knowledge.