Podcasts

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Steve Backshall: In Conversation With…

Steve Backshall: In Conversation With…

Megan Hine: The Psychology of Survival

Megan Hine: The Psychology of Survival

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen considers the impact of 'notification culture' and how we can take back control from our technology. The pair consider a number of useful coping mechanisms for rest and recovery - from meditation to yoga and breathing exercises.

Steve Jones: Managing Antarctica

Steve Jones: Managing Antarctica

'Why beards are the best defence against jellyfish

'Why beards are the best defence against jellyfish" - Sean Conway

'Why beards are the best defence against jellyfish" - Sean Conway. WEM interviews #SeanConway the first man to cycle, run and swim the length of GB (Lands End to John O'Groats)

How do get the best opportunities in Pre-Hospital Medicine?

How do get the best opportunities in Pre-Hospital Medicine?

Join WEM Trauma Lead Paramedic Eoin Walker to hear from two inspiring pre-hospital clinicians and WEM Faculty, Ollie Neece and Claire Fitchett, and find out how they have navigated an adventurous career in pre-hospital care and into critical care.

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

By the time the infection had invaded Ange Bukabau's central nervous system and begun to affect her brain, her family didn't know what to do with her. She was acting erratic, out of control.

Taking adventure and making it your own…

Taking adventure and making it your own…

Jonesy is an adventurer, presenter, documentary producer and motivational speaker. He’s an avid bushwalker, spear-fisherman, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu enthusiast and husband to beautiful wife Lauren.

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Join Paramedic and WEM Trauma Lead, Eoin Walker, alongside MSF medic Dr Erin Kilborn, and MSF and Red Cross tropical diseases nurse, Josie Gilday to have your questions answered about how to enter into the intensely rewarding career of Humanitarian Medicine.

WEM Academy Live Sessions

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WEM Academy Live Session #16: An Audience with Anna McNuff: Mischief-maker, Adventurer and Author.

WEM Academy Live Session #16: An Audience with Anna McNuff: Mischief-maker, Adventurer and Author.

An Audience with Anna McNuff: Mischief-maker, Adventurer and Author. Are you ready for some serious armchair escapism? Anna shares some of her incredible human-powered adventure stories rich with video footage and images. The Coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for huge personal and societal growth. Through Anna's experiences we will also explore how you as a healthcare professional can break the mould and cultivate a growth mindset to harness times of rapid change and become an even better, bolder, more badass version of yourself!

Thriving Vs Surviving

Thriving Vs Surviving

Dan Richards and Victoria Lebrec have previously spoken at the WEM Conference & share their unique insights on life-changing injuries and how they've overcome despite the odds.

WEM Academy Live Session #14: Human Factors and your Medical Practice

WEM Academy Live Session #14: Human Factors and your Medical Practice

In this 90 minute session (self certify for 1.5 CPD points) hosted by WEM Trauma lead and Critical Care Paramedic: Eoin Walker, Gareth Lock will share with us some of the fundamental ways to mitigate Human Factors within your clinical career.

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Medical Doctor, Glenn SIngleman began exploring the transformative power of an active adventure lifestyle in the 80's.  As a professional expeditioner and documentary film-maker, he's been part of many groundbreaking, record-setting projects.

Andy Elwood Psychological First Aid

Andy Elwood Psychological First Aid

Andy has saved many lives as a Paramedic on Search and Rescue Helicopters, during his 20-year career in the Emergency Services. Now he saves lives with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) rather than physical first aid.

The Silent Mental Health Pandemic

The Silent Mental Health Pandemic

WEM Host, will be joined by the 3 remarkable authors of a recently published, specialist paper entitled: ‘Mental health care for medical staff and affiliated healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic’ (Walton et al, 2020).

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Learn from a renowned psychologist and ex-SAS medical officer and WEM Faculty to know what specific techniques will enable you to facilitate growth during periods of adversity.

Facial Trauma in Austere Environments

Facial Trauma in Austere Environments

 In an austere environment facing a challenging complex situation like facial injury, jaw dislocation can be overwhelming. Medivac may not be possible or excessively delayed.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations, Piers Carter

How to Handle Difficult Conversations, Piers Carter

In this interactive training, you'll explore models and techniques to help you navigate challenging encounters with patients, relatives or clients in both clinical settings and in all extreme environments.

Altitude E-Learning Module

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

Chris Imray discusses the effect of altitude on brain activity. He explores the history behind his research, as well as the concept of high altitude cerebral pathologies. Chris introduces a new idea - the concept of 'extreme altitude cerebral dysfunction'.

Introduction to Altitude Sickness

Introduction to Altitude Sickness

You can get altitude sickness if you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness (AMS), can become a medical emergency if ignored.

Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness

Take my Breath Away - HAPE

Take my Breath Away - HAPE

High-altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs) that occurs in otherwise healthy people at altitudes typically above 2,500 meters

Head in the Clouds - HACE

Head in the Clouds - HACE

High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a medical condition in which the brain swells with fluid because of the physiological effects of traveling to a high altitude. It generally appears in patients who have acute mountain sickness and involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea among other symptoms.

Farewell & Resources

Farewell & Resources

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan. In this talk, we will explore the challenges inherent in the creation of helicopter critical care retrieval teams in a low-income setting, how we met those challenges and how we succeeded in creating a locally run, financially sustainable team

Humanitarian & Disaster Medicine

In Conversation with Paul Conroy

In Conversation with Paul Conroy

War photographer Paul Conroy on working with Marie Colvin, the formidable journalist killed in Syria featured in the film 'A Private War'.

Interview with Dr Hamza al-Kataeb & Dr Saleyha Ahsan

Interview with Dr Hamza al-Kataeb & Dr Saleyha Ahsan

Dr Saleyha Ahsan interviews Dr Hamza al-Kataeb maker of the acclaimed film 'For Sama' at the WEM Conference   They discuss the challenges faced providing medical care under extraordinary circumstances, the work of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab and raising their daughter during the uprising in Aleppo.

Emerging Threats & Humanitarian Response

Emerging Threats & Humanitarian Response

MSF Paris Emergency Team - You don't have to be a doctor

MSF Paris Emergency Team - You don't have to be a doctor

They are ready to be deployed within 24 hours to any sort of emergency context and must assess the situation and set-up activities over the first few days and weeks in order to effectively manage the situation.

Delivery of Maritime Medical Care for the Mediterranean Humanitarian Crisis

Delivery of Maritime Medical Care for the Mediterranean Humanitarian Crisis

Telehealth Saving Lives and Providing Education in Extreme Conflict Regions

Telehealth Saving Lives and Providing Education in Extreme Conflict Regions

South Sudan Deployment

South Sudan Deployment

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

By the time the infection had invaded Ange Bukabau's central nervous system and begun to affect her brain, her family didn't know what to do with her. She was acting erratic, out of control.

So you'd like to work as a Humanitarian Medic for MSF?  Live from Gaza

So you'd like to work as a Humanitarian Medic for MSF? Live from Gaza

MSF medic and WEM faculty Dr Erin Kilborn joins us from Gaza to about the realities of working as an MSF doctor the ups & the downs and what motivates her.

Interviewing the medics on São Tomé and Príncipe.

Interviewing the medics on São Tomé and Príncipe.

WEM18 - Extreme, Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

Chris Imray discusses the effect of altitude on brain activity. He explores the history behind his research, as well as the concept of high altitude cerebral pathologies. Chris introduces a new idea - the concept of 'extreme altitude cerebral dysfunction'.

The Ice Maidens Journey

The Ice Maidens Journey

Innovation in the Extreme

Innovation in the Extreme

Is there any Point in Expeditions?

Is there any Point in Expeditions?

Steve discusses both the history and rapid modernisation of expeditions. He also asks some important questions about the future of expeditions, as well as considering the impact of social media on our sense of adventure.

Extra-Vehicular Activity

Extra-Vehicular Activity

NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski - Astronaut, Climber and Inventor, who takes us through some of his most memorable space crawls. Scott explains the training required and the physiology behind EVA, as well as considering the risks faced when heading out into the 'vacuum of space'.

Roz Savage: Ocean Rowing

Roz Savage: Ocean Rowing

Best known as the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans - the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian - Rosalind Savage inspires audiences to think again about what is possible, and encourages them to step up fully into the potential of their highest selves.

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Can you tell if you are cold? Can anyone else tell if you are cold, even if they have a thermometer? In his presentation, Prof Tipton will review the perception of cold, the impact of cold on the body, the measurement of body temperature, the consequences of cooling in air and water and the nature and treatment of cold-related problems in the field.

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Join Paramedic and WEM Trauma Lead, Eoin Walker, alongside MSF medic Dr Erin Kilborn, and MSF and Red Cross tropical diseases nurse, Josie Gilday to have your questions answered about how to enter into the intensely rewarding career of Humanitarian Medicine.

WEM18 - Pre-Hospital Medicine

Developing Wearable Sensors for Remote Physiological Monitoring in Arduous Environments

Developing Wearable Sensors for Remote Physiological Monitoring in Arduous Environments

Wearable physiological monitoring has become ubiquitous in our society. At present only a few commercially available devices provide the accuracy or spectrum of physiological monitoring necessary for the detection, prevention or treatment of disease. 

Ultrasound in Extreme Environments

Ultrasound in Extreme Environments

The Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

The Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

Antarctic mid-winter rescue

Antarctic mid-winter rescue

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan. In this talk, we will explore the challenges inherent in the creation of helicopter critical care retrieval teams in a low-income setting, how we met those challenges and how we succeeded in creating a locally run, financially sustainable team

Tactical Medical Support to UK Counter-Terrorism: Filling the Therapeutic Vacuum

Tactical Medical Support to UK Counter-Terrorism: Filling the Therapeutic Vacuum

Niall Aye Maung discusses various medical responses to terrorist events in the UK. Niall explores how the concept of terrorism has evolved, and how this has demanded changes in the way 'medicine' reacts.

Pre-Hospital Paediatrics how to Stay Calm and Effective

Pre-Hospital Paediatrics how to Stay Calm and Effective

Treating infants and children is a challenging and often daunting experience for clinicians. Pete Williams discusses his work as a paediatric specialist, giving his 'Top Ten Tips' when treating infants and children.

Space, Deep Sea Exploration and Physiology

Space, Deep Sea Exploration and Physiology

NASA Astronaut Rick Linnehan discusses what it’s like to fly in space, covers some basic space physiology and considers the future of space and deep-sea exploration.

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Eoin Walker, Paramedic and Trauma Lead for WEM, and one of his patients give their own accounts of events in this remarkable story. In this talk, which features one of the highlights from WEM18, we invite a patient onto the stage, as Victoria LeBrac shares her story following a life-changing collision with a skip lorry during her commute to work. Victoria tells us how a REBOA procedure saved her life, as well as her efforts since the crash to reduce cyclist fatalities on the roads.

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