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Nepal Mountain Medicine with Dr Luanne Feer

 

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Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal: Visit Everest Base Camp High Altitiude Clinic in the company of its founder Dr Luanne Freer
22.5 CME | 22 October 2012 to 08 November 2012
Unique experience – world class faculty

Join Dr Freer, Dr Martin ‘Doc Martin’ Rhodes (CMO for the TV production ‘Poles Apart’and Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions), and Dr John Apps (MO at Union Glacier in Antarctica) for an amazing trek combining adventure and learning as you make your way up to Dr Freer’s seasonal home at the world’s highest medical clinic at Everest Base Camp.The CME accredited Mountain Medicine Course will draw on the impressive experience of these three specialists to deliver a didactic learning experience in one of world’s most stunning classrooms.’It’s the ultimate win-win-win”: join us on a trek that supports the nonprofit Everest ER that combines great exercise, exploration, and learning. Medical professionals earn CME credits (but non medics are welcome to join too!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Everest ER. Watch the BBC’s feature on Everest ER.

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Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course in the Lake District, Mountain Medicine in Nepal and Remote Medicine Jobs
Keswick Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course05 March 2012 to 08 March 2012

We are starting to get geared up here at EWM for the first of our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine courses in the Lake District. It is always particularly stunning at this time of year, even worth staying on after the course to enjoy.

We are also looking forward to welcoming back our peripatetic medical directors old and new. During the course Drs Sean Hudson and Caroline Knox are going to be sharing their experience of working as ski field medics on New Zealand’s South Island and working at Union Glacier in Antarctica, whilst our incumbent director Dr Amy Hughes has just returned from an intensive six month stint with MSF in the northern part of Sri Lanka – (formerly held by Tamil Tigers) – and she will using the Rupert Bennett Memorial Lecture slot to tell the story of her journey.

We are also really pleased to be welcoming back Professor Chris Imray to talk about his involvement in the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition and his recent climb up Denali in Alaska, and Dr Rob Conway, founder of the award winning marine conservation charity Blue Ventures. This is, of course, as well as our regular team of eclectic medics.

We were fortunate to be visited by ITV’s John Bevir during last September’s course and his report makes interesting viewing. Watch it here.

Find out more here | Email Expedition & Wilderness Medicine for more details

Mountain Medicine Course.

The Mountain Medicine in Nepal with EverestER founder Dr Luanne Freer is departing in April and has a few places left. on this iconic learning experience trekking to Base Camp.

To find out more about this iconic learning experience trekking to base camp follow this link. EverestER and Luanne are featured in a BBC documentary which also makes very interesting watching.See EverestER in action here

Announcing a new course.

A Pre-hospital trauma and medical emergency 2 day course for medical practitioners who may not have regular exposure to acute emergencies and trauma care, but who are interested in improving and refining their skill base for expeditions, humanitarian relief missions or everyday practice. The course will be CME accredited. Email Expedition & Wilderness Medicine to pre-register your interest

Jobs

There are some great jobs out there at the moment, make sure you ‘like’ our Facebook page to hear about them first FACEBOOK PAGE or keep a regular eye on our home page.

Volunteer Doctor for International Porter Protection Group

Work on the most remote inhabited island in the world…

Recruiting a doctor for our Lifeline Clinic Doctor in Namibia

We have some other great courses coming up this year, led by inspiring medics, topped off by the Antarctic Wilderness medical Conference with National Geographic, at the end of the year.

Why not do something different with your medical degree this year??

Why not join us at Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine? We have just made the speakers’ page live and it’s a pretty impressive array – but don’t take our word for it, visit the website to see for yourself. www.ExtremeMedicineExpo.com.

Reserve your place on Extreme Medicine now.

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Everest ER founder heads up Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal

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Expedition & Wilderness MedicineJoin Dr Luanne Freer Director of Medicine at Yellowstone National Park, past president of the Wilderness Medical Society & founder of Everest ER in Nepal this April.
Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal14th April 2012 to 1st May 2012
Join Dr Freer, Dr Martin ‘Doc Martin’ Rhodes (CMO for the TV production ‘Poles Apart’ and Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions), and Dr John Apps (MO at Union Glacier in Antarctica) for an amazing trek combining adventure and learning as you make your way up to Dr Freer’s seasonal home at the world’s highest medical clinic at Everest Base Camp.The CME accredited Mountain Medicine Course will draw on the impressive experience of these three specialists to deliver a didactic learning experience in one of world’s most stunning classrooms.

‘It’s the ultimate win-win-win”: join us on a trek that supports the nonprofit Everest ER that combines great exercise, exploration, and learning. Medical professionals earn CME credits (but non medics are welcome to join too!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Everest ER. Watch the BBC’s feature on Everest ER

If you can’t travel to Nepal why not join us at the Extreme Medicine Conference? This spring, The Royal Society of Medicine will host the inaugural World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO from Sunday 15th – Wednesday 18th April, aimed at attracting a range of attendees from across the medical profession.

The conference is a unique opportunity to share the insight and knowledge of the leaders in the field, explore the opportunities that this area of medicine could offer and obtain valuable CME credits The Extreme Medicine Conference website.

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Nepal Mountain Medicine with Dr Luanne Freer

Details on next year’s Mountain Medicine course trekking to Everest Base Camp with the founder of EverestER, Dr Luanne Freer.

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Upcoming Courses: Mountain Medicine in Nepal, Extreme Medicine Conference London 2012 and Dive & Marine Medicine on the Great Barrier Reef

Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal New dates for our Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal with Dr Luanne Freer, founder of EverestER.14th April 2012 to 1st May 2012.Join Dr Freer, Dr Martin ‘Doc Martin’ Rhodes (CMO for the TV production ‘Poles Apart’and Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions), and Dr John Apps (MO at Union Glacier in Antarctica) for an amazing trek combining adventure and learning as you make your way up to Dr Freer’s seasonal home at the world’s highest medical clinic at Everest Base Camp.

‘Mountain medicine course was one of the most amazing experiences of my life lead by a world class exped team. Really grateful for the opportunity to attend the course’

The CME accredited Mountain Medicine Course will draw on the impressive experience of these three specialists to deliver a didactic learning experience in one of world’s most stunning classrooms.

If you can’t travel to Nepal why not join us at Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine? We have just made the speakers’ page live and it’s a pretty impressive array – but don’t take our word for it, visit the website to see for yourself.

New course launch Australia A 6 day medical training course based on Australia’s world renowned Great Barrier Reef. This course aims to give participants an understanding of conditions likely to occur whilst working as a doctor on a diving or marine based expedition and is led by world marine environment expert Dr Mark Read.

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Expedition & Wilderness Medicine would like to introduce a major new International World Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO series starting in 2012. Find out more >>

 

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Dr Luanne Freer talks about Mountain Medicine

The next CME Mountain Medicine course sets off for Nepal in April 2012.

Dr Luanne Freer, founder of EverestER, the highest medical post in the world and feature of the well known BBC documentary, talks about what she believes are the strengths of the EWM Mountain Medicine course

Spaces on this course are restricted. To book your place now visit the Mountain Medicine webpage

Also of interest – Extreme Medicine Conference

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Nepal Mountain Medicine course returns

The Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal has received some fantastic feedback via our Facebook group

It was a fantastic dream that came true!! I miss you all here in Nepal, but I hope to see you again!! The adventure will continue ♥ !

2nd day back at work – still glowing !!  Thanks everyone for an amazing time. It was quite incredible. Miss you all!

What a fantastic adventure! Thank you everyone for making it so enjoyable! Now back to reality…

 

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Dr Luane Freer demonstrated the use of the Kenrick Splint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the Everest Base Camp Trail from Lukla, the Wilderness Mountain Medicine course will run over a total of 16 days. 13 days will be spent trekking at an easy pace, staying in Nepalese teahouses along the route and enjoying the spectacular scenery along the route.

The Wilderness Mountain Medicine course will count for 22.5 CME points

A donation is made from the proceeds of the Wilderness Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal to the Everest ER organisation (a US based nonprofit charity org) to help continue its life saving work at Everest Base Camp.   Everest ER T-shirts and 2011 patches for your rucksack can be gained by making a small donation.

To find out when the next CME accredited Mountain Medicine course is running visit the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine website

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Nepal Mountain Medicine leader featured in Smithsonian article

Dr Luanne Freer, leader of this years Nepal CME accredited Wilderness Mountain Medicine course in Nepal, has been written up in a brillant article on the illustrouis Smithsonian website in an article entitled ‘Inside the ER at Mt. Everest’ by Molly Loomis.

A middle-aged woman squats motionless on the side of the trail, sheltering her head from the falling snow with a tattered grain sack.

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Luanne Freer, an emergency room doctor from Bozeman, Montana, whose athletic build and energetic demeanor belie her 53 years, sets down her backpack and places her hand on the woman’s shoulder. “Sanche cha?” she asks. Are you OK?

The woman motions to her head, then her belly and points up-valley. Ashish Lohani, a Nepali doctor studying high-altitude medicine, translates.

“She has a terrible headache and is feeling nauseous,” he says. The woman, from the Rai lowlands south of the Khumbu Valley, was herding her yaks on the popular Island Peak (20,305 feet), and had been running ragged for days. Her headache and nausea indicate the onset of Acute Mountain Sickness, a mild form of altitude illness that can progress to High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), a swelling of the brain that can turn deadly if left untreated. After assessing her for HACE by having her walk in a straight line and testing her oxygen saturation levels, the doctors instruct her to continue descending to the nearest town, Namche Bazaar, less than two miles away.

Freer, Lohani and I are trekking through Nepal’s Khumbu Valley, home to several of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest. We are still days from our destination of Mount Everest Base Camp and Everest ER, the medical clinic that Freer established nine years ago, but already Freer’s work has begun. More than once as she has hiked up to the base camp, Freer has encountered a lowland Nepali, such as the Rai woman, on the side of the trail ill from altitude. Thankfully, this yak herder is in better condition than most. A few weeks earlier, just before any of the clinics had opened for the spring season, two porters had succumbed to altitude-related illnesses.

Each year over 30,000 people visit the Khumbu to gaze upon the icy slopes of its famed peaks, traverse its magical rhododendron forests and experience Sherpa hospitality by the warmth of a yak dung stove. Some visitors trek between teahouses, traveling with just a light backpack while a porter carries their overnight belongings. Others are climbers, traveling with a support staff that will aid them as they attempt famous peaks such as Everest (29,029 feet), Lhotse (27,940 feet) and Nuptse (25,790 feet). Many of these climbers, trekkers and even their support staff will fall ill to altitude-induced ailments, such as the famed Khumbu cough, or gastro-intestinal bugs that are compounded by altitude.

A short trip with a group of fellow doctors to the Khumbu in 1999 left Freer desperate for the chance to return to the area and learn more from the local people she had met. So in 2002 Freer volunteered for the Himalayan Rescue Association’s Periche clinic—a remote stone outpost accessed by a five-day hike up to 14,600 feet. Established in 1973, Periche is located at an elevation where, historically, altitude-related problems begin to manifest in travelers who have come up too far too fast.

For three months, Freer worked in Periche treating foreigners, locals and even animals in cases ranging from the simple—blisters and warts—to the serious, instructing another doctor in Kunde, a remote village a day’s walk away, via radio how to perform spinal anesthesia on a woman in labor. Both the woman and the baby survived.

Find out more about the  Nepal CME accredited Wilderness Mountain Medicine course in Nepal attendance of this course will count toward a FAWN degree.
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