Stone Cold Truths: Part 2
Stone cold Truths Part 2 is a continuation of our hugely popular discussion with Emergency Nurse Practitioner & Polar Medicine faculty member Ben Cooper and Dr Sean Hudson MBE alongside WEM Trauma Lead Eoin Walker. In this session, they explore hypothermia treatment in the field, calling on their experience from the hills of the UK to the Antarctic.
Decades of experience have allowed the team to understand when you prioritise different treatments and casualty care. How to use basic equipment to make significant changes to the environment around your casualty. Years of experience and lateral thinking often leads to the simplest but most effective solutions, Ben and Sean are full of expert tips that will influence your decision making in their field.
This fantastic discussion will have you reviewing, and perhaps changing, what you pack in a rucksack, how you approach hypothermia treatment in the field and thinking about the behaviours you can implement to reduce risk.
With well over a decade working together Ben and Sean have forged a great friendship leading to a session that is funny as it is informative. Give this session a watch for some great insight and a couple of laughs!
If your keen to know more about cold environments and Polar Medicine you can join the WEM team in Finse, Norway. You’ll learn from world-class guides and polar medicine, and you’ll spend the week with like-minded extreme medics eager for adventure. Finse is famous for being the training ground of some of history’s most famous explorers such as Roald Amundsen, Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. To this day Finse is known as a proving ground among aspiring polar travellers.
If you missed Stone Cold Truths Part 1, you can watch at https://www.wem.academy/videos/cold-polar-medicine/stone-cold-truths/