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A difficult Airway by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This video was sent to me from a friend with a question about how would I manage this poor kid’s airway. A firecracker exploded in his mouth and obviously caused a lot ... Read on »
Extubation in remote locations by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In keeping with the airway ideas today, I recently saw this awesome piece of information through #foamed (free open access medical education) on Twitter. Reposted by t ... Read on »
Reacquainting with old friends by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Having been away from home for the last year, I missed my library. One of the cool things about returning home is “rediscovering” all the old books you have not seen i ... Read on »
Venous Access in Austere Settings: Part One by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Obtaining “access” in remote or austere environments is something that can be very difficult and honestly something I worry about often. The ability to give fluid, med ... Read on »
Malaria Test Kits by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the need for rapid malaria testing grows, the number of testing kit manufacturers also grows. However, which kit would you literally trust your patient’s life with ... Read on »
Guidelines for sore throat management by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been reading the new Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines on management of pharyngitis. Filled with new info, guides and info on testing, this is a ... Read on »
HIV Vaccines and the future by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I really enjoyed this great article looking at the future of HIV, current resistance and the possibility of the “holy grail” vaccine:     Read on »
Adventure Medicine Magazine by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wanted to make sure this wonderful new resource is getting some attention: Adventure Medic is a new on-line magazine dedicated to the exciting world of medicine ... Read on »
Deworming children in endemic zones by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The control of intestinal parasites in children who live in endemic zones is being re-examined. The traditional approach of simply dosing the child with the anti-par ... Read on »
Ebooks, remote medicine and libraries by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Remote access to medical references Working remotely often means doing without many things. This can be medical equipment, diagnostics, reference books, ... Read on »
Aero-Medical Retrieval Education by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been fortunate enough to make some amazing and talented new friends on this trip to Australia and one of them happens to be an expert on Pre-Hospital and A ... Read on »
Filariasis basics for travelers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Condition: Infection by a parasitic worm that often causes lymph-edema in the lower extremities Infectious Agent: Lymphatic filariasis is caused by Wuchereria ... Read on »
Adventure Doc: Weekly on Expedition and Travel Medicine by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We have recently been experimenting with publishing our own weekly newsletter on travel and expedition medicine. We are publishing it via twitter, as well. Too foll ... Read on »
Economy class syndrome and blood clots in travelers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “Economy class syndrome” is an old concept that sitting in tight, cramped seats in the back of an airplane can lead to DVTs or blood clots in the legs. The idea of ... Read on »
Life as a Remote Site Doctor by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A lot of people have asked me what it is like to be a “remote site” doctor or about providing medical care to expeditions or groups in “far away locations”. ... Read on »
Blog changes by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Adventure Doc Blog is undergoing a few changes to match the new websites. These will take place over the next few days and your patience is appreciated! In the ... Read on »
New websites! by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are very excited about work on our new websites at: www.AdventureDoc.org and www.AdAccomp.com that detail our complete services. Please have a visit and offer us ... Read on »
Happy new year by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy new year from the Gulf of Carpenteria! I hope every one has a safe, happy, healthy and adventurous 2012! Erik Read on »
Giardia and Travelers by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Condition: A diarrheal illness resulting from parasitic infection Infectious Agent: Giardia intestinalis, a protozoan parasite Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms ... Read on »
Amebiasis and Travel by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine CDC dpdx We have decided to start using some of the work that has been put into some of our education modules, traveler/patient hand-outs and internal train ... Read on »