Hannah is a GP trainee in Devon with a background in critical care medicine, and is currently undertaking a diploma in expedition and wilderness medicine. She provides medical cover for ultramarathons in extreme environments and looks forward to covering longer expeditions during some time out of training next year. She is passionate about medical education and making expedition medicine accessible to those without prior experience. She believes that clinical governance in expedition medicine is actually pretty exciting, and that you can never have too many buffs.
D and V – even though doctors will talk about anything, diarrhoea and vomiting, or gastrointestinal upset, can be a neglected subject in expedition and event medicine. However it can have a disastrous impact on individuals, on resources, and on an expedition as a whole, making preventative medicine crucial. This short session will give an overview of the causes and impacts on GI illness on expeditions. It will contrast 2-3 case studies of health and hygiene on ultra-marathon events, focusing on strategies employed to prevent vomiting or diarrhoeal illness or to mitigate an outbreak. Delegates will come away with a well rounded understanding of the risk factors involved and how to prevent and manage vomiting or diarrhoeal illness on their expeditions.
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