RMI Employee Served as Medical Lead at Nairobi Terrorist Attack

For the past several years, RMI Instructor Michael Spencer has spent a significant amount of time in Kenya developing a small design firm dedicated to sustainable and affordable housing. In late September, Michael found himself ten minutes away from the…

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Wilderness EMT: To Take or Not to Take

Melina Coogan—editor at large of Wenger’s blog, author of  The Wilder Coast, and graduate of Remote Medical International WEMT—writes about the responsibilities, opportunities, and merits of completing a WEMT course. This article was originally published on Wenger’s blog. Last winter I…

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Case Study: Cold Chain Vaccine Shipment to Middle East

Challenge A major government contractor working in remote parts of the Middle East needed to vaccinate 14,000+ employees against hepatitis B, polio, tetanus and meningitis. To maintain their efficacy, these vaccines required a steady temperature of 2°-8° C (35°-46° F)…

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RMI Featured in Ship Management International Magazine

RMI weighs in on the new medical requirements for seafarers in the latest issue of Ship Management International magazine. Click on the image below to download the article and learn more about maritime medicine and the implications of the Maritime…

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Remote Medicine Off the Coast of Southern China

I am currently deployed on a seismic research vessel off the coast of southern China. From a medical standpoint, this region presents many unique challenges to the remote provider. On this deployment, two particular areas require special attention: disease outbreaks…

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Offshore HSE Risk Management

As a remote medical provider I have evacuated patients through West Africa, out of the northern ice off Greenland, and in the open waters of the North Sea. From the beginning of my time in emergency medicine, I have subscribed…

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Remote Medicine with an Island Twist

The Air Force giant, a C-17, groans off the tarmac of a remote island in the Pacific ocean and quickly disappears into the horizon. Frigates will dominate the skies for two weeks or more as they loom over diminutive fairy…

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