Open Ocean Sailing Medical Support

“One Person in a Little Boat Against the Ocean” That’s how Seattle-based sailor and yacht rigger Chris Tutmark sums up the Mini TransAt- a single-handed open ocean race starting September 13 that he’s competing in following months of preparation, training,…

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Camels at Altitude

  When one thinks of two-humped Bactrian camels in Central Asia, one might imagine them as docile beasts of burden plodding along golden sand dunes. Well, not on this day. Somehow I found myself evacuating a 17 year-old male with…

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Travel Smart, Travel Safe: Radio Interview with Andrew Cull

RMI CEO Andrew Cull recently gave an interesting online radio interview, hosted and moderated by Larry Kaminer, President of the Personal Safety Group, which offers public and private training for a variety of groups including corporations and schools. The Personal…

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Wound Management in the Land of the Yeti

Flying in a twin jet otter airplane (named after the abominable snowman “yeti”) high above the Himalayas in the 12th poorest country in the world makes you question your mortality.  “WOW!  Look at that mountain!” is interrupted by sudden statements…

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Dispatch From Everest Basecamp – Part 3

The weather at Everest Basecamp can be very unpredictable. Mostly, when it snows or the clouds move in it is just a little less comfortable, but at other times it can be the difference between life and death. The past…

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Dispatch From Everest Basecamp – Part 2

May 2, 2009 As I made my way down from Camp three at 24,700 feet the feeling of an increased oxygen supply was energizing. As I moved past camps lower and lower, the angst and the danger lifted. Unfortunately, though,…

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Three Days with a True Remote Area Medic

“They were supposed to drop us at 700 feet and 95 knots.  Instead, they dropped us at 300 feet and 160 knots.  When I hit the ground, everything was ripped off me.  I had three cracked vertebrae and a concussion.…

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Ibuprofen: Hydrate Before You Medicate

Dry, winter and/or high altitude environments increase the risk for dehydration.Many people who venture into the backcountry turn to their old friend ibuprofen when their muscles get sore or in the case of injury. Wilderness medicine training courses such as…

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Remote Medical International: About Us

For some reason, that question sometimes becomes complicated to explain. I have seen several staff struggle with trying to plug our entire suite of products and services into a single sentence or two. In the course of a day in…

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