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On the Edge: Expedition and Wilderness Medicine with Russell Hearn

On the Edge: Expedition and Wilderness Medicine with Russell Hearn

Dr Russell Hearn has a portfolio career that sees him balance his time between working in general practice in London and Expedition & Wilderness Medicine. He directs and teaches on the Expedition & Wilderness medicine components at Kings College London (KCL) and University College of London (UCL) & is also an Advanced Life Support Instructor.

In recognition of providing high-level medical cover for various expeditions and extreme events, Dr Hearn was elected a fellow of the Wilderness Medicine Society in 2013.

In this podcast, Dr Liam West (@Liam_West) poses questions that see Dr Hearn take listeners through what it is like to work within these extreme conditions, tips on how to provide optimal medical cover and how to get involved.

Useful Resources:
Wilderness medicine society of America – consensus documents
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20591379 - High Altitude Illness
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25498264 - Hypothermia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25498262 - F

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