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Join Dr Daniel Grace in The Wilderness Medic podcast, featuring interviews with leading figures from the world of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine​​, discussions regarding common medical problems on expedition and much more! www.thewildernessmedic.com
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In today's episode I am joined by Donna Finnis, an expedition medic with a passion for adventure and medical care provision in remote and challenging environments. She has supported expeditions from the dizzy heights of Kilimanjaro, to the frozen northwest of Mongolia, which is what we are discussing today! When she’s not out on expedition, Donna c…
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Season 3 Episode 7: David Tamale-Sali Medic SOS and Shame in Medicine In this episode I am joined by David Tamale-Sali where we discuss shame within medicine and how this lead him to develop his Medic SOS project. In the spring of 2003, David found himself kicked out of Medical School at the start of resitting his third year. He spent the next two …
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In this latest episode I am joined by Dr Sophie Redlin who is a GP, expedition doctor and anthropologist. We explore the topic of moral injury and discuss the moral injury partnership that she has co-founded. Find out more: https://www.churchillfellowship.org/news-views/blogs/moral-injury-and-the-current-crisis-in-healthcare/…
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Incivility has been shown to reduce team functioning, clinical decision making and patient outcomes. In this latest episode I am joined by Dr Chris Turner, an emergency medicine consultant, and the founder of "Civility Saves Lives," to discuss the importance of civility and how this can help us be better clinicians, leaders and people, whether in t…
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Season 3: Episode 4 Jacob Val Myers: Youngest to the Pole Project In this latest episode, I chat with Jacob "Val" Myers, an outdoor professional from Appalachia who is attempting to be the youngest person in human history to ski solo and unsupported to the Geographic South Pole! We met out in the Canadian Yukon, whilst he was participating in the M…
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In today's episode I am joined by Dr Matt Lee, the head of sustainability for the Doctors Association UK. We chat about the climate crisis- investigating what exactly this means, why we should be worried but not "doomists" and what we can do to help make positive change. Listen to find out more... Sign the letter to Steve Barclay: ⁠https://www.zero…
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Season 3 Episode 2: Kevin Grange- Managing a Mass Casualty Incident in the Wilderness In today's episode Kevin Grange returns to the podcast to discuss the management of MCI's in the wilderness, using a case study he was involved with, in which multiple hot air balloons crashed in the national park where he works. We also discuss some of the latest…
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Join me as I chat to Luke Stevens, a Specialist Neuro and Critical Care Physiotherapist working in the Northeast of England, to find out how he has developed a career in global health. Find out about his work out in Gaza, his role with the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare and how you can follow in his footsteps! Some of the link…
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In this latest episode I am joined by Dr Matt Creed, a Consultant in Anaesthetics, Major Trauma and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine based in Cardiff. Matt has been active in pre-hospital care for over a decade, having worked with a number of different services in both England and Wales. In this episode we discuss how to get involved in pre-hospital…
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In Episode 8, I am joined by Dr Christy Hehir, an environmental psychologist, conservationist, polar alien hunter and lecturer within the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey. We discuss the delicate balance between tourism, our psychology and the environment, which could not be more relevant given the climate em…
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In this latest episode I am joined by Negussie Beyene from the charity APOPO, which trains rats and dogs to detect TB, landmines and more. We discuss some of the initiatives that APOPO have started and I learn what a Giant Pouched Rat's favourite treat is (Spoiler alert- it is not cheese!) Around 60 countries are still contaminated with hidden land…
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Join me as I chat to Dr Klara Weaver, who is the overwintering Doctor for Winter 2021 at Rothera Research base. She will spend a total of 18 months down south supporting field science and logistics for the British Antarctic Survey! We discuss what her role involves, how she prepared for it and her advice on how to get involved... Prior to her time …
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In Episode 5 I chat with Kevin Grange a paramedic and firefighter, who has worked in Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, and is now based in Wyoming. We discuss his role, experiences and journey as well as his awesome book "Wild Rescues" which you can purchase through the links below. Links from this Episode Find out more and order "Wild Rescu…
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Join me as I chat with Dr Marcus Stevens, a GP trainee in Bath, about some of his most exciting trips so far in his career. Marcus has spent time providing medical care to communities in the Simien Mountains, worked as a doctor in the gold mines of Mali with Critical Care International, and incredibly ended up as the medic at the world's highest di…
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Season 2 Episode 3: Mountain Rescue with Jamie Pattison In today's episode I talk to Jamie Pattison, the deputy leader and medical officer of Northumberland Mountain Rescue Team, about his experiences and what drew him to start volunteering with mountain rescue over 10 years ago. We also discuss his work as a paramedic, the challenges that COVID ha…
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In this latest episode I am joined by Dr Shawna Pandya, physician, astronaut-candidate and aquanaut, to talk about space medicine, the recent mars landing, the future of commercial space flight and much more... Find out more about what Dr Pandya gets up to by following her on social media: @shawnapandya (Instagram and Twitter) or visit shawnapandya…
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Episode 1: Dive Medicine with Dr Megan Evans Welcome to Season 2: in this first episode I am joined by Dr Megan Evans to discuss her work with the DDRC as a dive medic. We discuss common diving-related medical conditions, what you need to know as an expedition medic working on a diving trip, and the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat diseas…
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Episode 10: OneMedicine in 2020 with the Humanimal Trust Join me as I talk to Dr Ben Marshall and Professor Roberto La Ragione about the importance of OneMedicine in 2020! We talk COVID-19 and zoonotic diseases, the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and how human and animal medicine can collaborate moving into a new decade of scientific disco…
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Episode 9: Polar Medicine and Hypothermia with Dr Naomi Dodds In Episode 9 I am joined by Dr Naomi Dodds, an anaesthetics trainee and expedition medic, who is also heavily involved in mountain rescue and outdoor instructing up in Scotland. In this episode we chat about her experiences in cold and polar regions, the management of hypothermia and the…
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UPDATE: - Since recording this episode, you will probably be aware that sadly Moria camp has burnt down. - The camp residents have lost everything once again - Doctors like Lotte and Lizzie are having to work harder than ever to provide care for these vulnerable people Please visit https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/moriafirecrisis2020 and donate…
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Episode 7: Ebola in Sierra Leone: Lessons for COVID 19 with Dr Mohamed Boie Jalloh In this latest episode, which is slightly longer than usual, I am joined by Dr Mohamed Boie Jalloh, who was a junior doctor, fresh out of medical school, when the Ebola outbreak arrived in Freetown in 2014. We discuss his experiences and how we can use these to impro…
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In this two part special I join Mr Huw Jones to find out more about the Virtual Doctors, a UK based telemedicine charity that provides remote medical advice to rural health centres in Zambia and Malawi. In part 2 we explore the current COVID 19 pandemic and the challenges faced in Zambia, looking at how the Virtual Doctors charity is aiming to supp…
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In this two part special I join Mr Huw Jones to find out more about the Virtual Doctors, a UK based telemedicine charity that provides remote medical advice to rural health centres in Zambia and Malawi. In part one we discuss the origins of the charity and look at how it has evolved from having 1 volunteer doctor, consulting via Sat phone in New Yo…
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Episode 4: Psychology in Extremis: I join Dr Nathan Smith to discuss how his research with NASA and teams in the Antarctic can be applied to the Covid 19 pandemic. In this episode we discuss the current Covid 19 pandemic, and how strategies used in extreme and austere environments can be used to help us prepare, cope and even thrive over the coming…
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In Episode 3 I catch up with Mr Burj Langdana, Wilderness and Expedition Dentist, to discuss all things dental, including the management of dental trauma, infections, jaw dislocations and much more. Plus find out about working in the Antarctic, what you should put in your expedition dental kit, and who wins in toothbrush vs toothpaste! Burj was pre…
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Join me for a chat with Dr Beth Moos, GP registrar, expedition medic and snake-bite researcher as we discuss how to manage snake bites in the field, her latest research and what not to do with half a chicken! If you have enjoyed listening, please check out episode 1 and subscribe for more episodes coming soon in 2020! Links from Episode 2 Beth's Pr…
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Join me for a chat with Dr Lucy Obolensky, a multi-talented GP, A&E and HEMS doctor, who has worked on some fantastic projects, including being the medic for Planet Earth. Yes...She has even looked after our national treasure Sir David Attenborough! In this episode we discuss getting involved in expedition medicine, some of the challenges with work…
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