Beth Moos: Snakes, Things That Bite, Covid and Life…
GP Trainee and World Extreme Medicine Faculty Member Beth Moos joins WEM Trauma Lead Eoin Walker to discuss her work as a GP during the pandemic, but also to consider her life pre-lockdown and the adventures she’s looking forward to once it’s safe to do so. Beth considers how her day-to-day practise has been impacted, but also improved with the greater inclusion of technology in providing patient care.
Beth discusses her work as an Expedition Medic, and the lessons she’s taken from both General Practise and the Emergency Department in preparing her for the unexpected. Beth has a particular interest in snakebite, having spent time in Southeast Asia. The pair discuss the physical adaptations of snakes to their habitats, from sensing vibrations to thermal imaging and smelling with their tongue.
Beth explores the impact of snakebite on humans, considering how factors such as species identification can assist in treatment. She recounts the story of Joe Slowinski, who was bitten on an expedition in Myanmar. He prepped his team for the decline they would see in his condition as they attempted to arrange an evacuation that would prove unsuccessful. Beth’s key message – to always seek help, whether faced by a bite or in the current COVID climate.
You can reach out to Beth on Twitter > @Beth23716689
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