Primary Care on Expeditions: Part Two

Lectures
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In part two, Daniel Grace, a seasoned GP and expedition medic, delves into the common primary care issues that may arise during expeditions and offers practical advice on their management.

Building upon the topics covered in Part 1, Daniel emphasises the importance of being prepared to handle a wide range of medical conditions in remote and challenging environments.

Throughout the lecture, Daniel shares his expertise on managing common expedition ailments, such as traveller’s diarrhoea, skin conditions, fever, and mental health concerns.

He provides valuable insights into diagnostic approaches, treatment options, and evacuation thresholds, drawing from real-world examples and evidence-based guidelines.

Daniel also explores the concept of top cover and remote consulting, discussing how these support systems can be instrumental in helping expedition medics navigate complex clinical scenarios.

He touches upon the exciting potential of telemedicine in expedition medicine, while acknowledging the current limitations and the importance of clinical judgement.

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Length: 1hr 18m
Host: Dan Grace
Categories: Lectures

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lecture, participants should be able to:

1. Identify common primary care conditions that may occur during expeditions and discuss their management, including traveller’s diarrhoea, skin conditions, fever, and mental health concerns.

2. Apply diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgement in the context of limited resources and remote environments.

3. Discuss the importance of early recognition and intervention in managing mental health crises during expeditions.

4. Understand the concept of top cover and remote consulting, and their role in supporting expedition medics in complex clinical scenarios.

5. Recognise the potential applications and limitations of telemedicine in expedition medicine.

6. Reflect on personal knowledge gaps and identify strategies for continuous learning and skill development as an expedition medic.

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