Friday, June 28, 2013

The pathophysiology of heat stroke

There are three stages to heat injury: Heat Cramp, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Here is what happens to a casualty who suffers from heat stroke.

Don't forget that treatment from heat injuries includes: 
   1. Removing the casualty from the environment
   2. Removing all clothing
   3. Moisten the entire body
   4. Fan with a shirt or other means.

Don't over cool the casualty. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Survival Training for the Irish Defence Forces

Remote Medicine Ireland provided bushcraft, survival and SERE training for active duty soldiers at the Gormanstown barracks.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The difference between a rural and city based paramedic

The University of Tasmania conducted research on what differences are found between a city based paramedic and a paramedic practicing in rural and remote locations. They also wanted to find out what additional skills are needed for the remote medic.

Monday, December 17, 2012

US NREMT Paramedic Course

RMI is starting a paramedic course that certifies with the National Registry of EMTs based in the United States. This course is offered here in Ireland and in Texas.
Students who finish this course will be able to sit for the NREMT Paramedic exams.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Survival Medicine

   This week RMI was asked to give a talk on the medical aspects of survival. It is a subject that can range from the gun toting, fear-based, bunker living survivalist found in Montana and it can mean the permaculture, polytunnel living, hippy types.
   Survival Medicine is found somewhere between these two very different approaches to surviving the coming emergency.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Duct Tape and Safety Pins

Wilderness and Remote Medicine is practised in difficult environments with limited or no medical kit. A good medic will know how to improvise medical kit from common items found in an expedition ruck.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Paramedics in Northern Iraq

Here is an article about what civilian paramedics are facing while working contract work in Iraq. They face geographical hardships, working with limited kit and resupply but most importantly, the have to be continually aware of landmines.
Landmines are everywhere.