Boots on Everest – Episode 6

Dr Dinesh Deonarain is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care who is in Nepal on assignment. He is volunteering for the Himalayan Rescue Association as one of the Everest ER base camp doctors for the 2019 climbing season. This blog follows his experiences in the high alpine of the Everest region.

Recertification manual now embedded in website

We have completed the transfer of the recertification manual, and the elements of the training programme manual that referred to recertification, to the website. Requirements are now embedded in a series of pages, starting with the introduction page ( https://rnzcuc.org.nz/recertification/ ). You can save each page as a pdf if you wish to retain a hard copy. Relevant forms and more detailed instructions are available through links on the pages.

Urgent Bite 27 – Facial wounds – featuring Professor Bruce Arroll

Welcome to this week’s Urgent Bite. Wound management is a big part of Urgent Care and facial wounds add some extra issues for consideration. What are your experiences with facial wounds and what rules to you personally practice by with regards to when to refer for specialist input? We will discuss this issue in a future main episode of the podcast so your input will help develop the discussion. Pop over to Facebook or send us an email.

Boots on Everest – Episode 5

Dr Dinesh Deonarain is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care who is in Nepal on assignment. He is volunteering for the Himalayan Rescue Association as one of the Everest ER base camp doctors for the 2019 climbing season. This blog follows his experiences in the high alpine of the Everest region.

Neuro stimulation testing. Or level of consciousness testing.

Neuro stimulation testing.

Neuro stimulation testing. Or level of consciousness testing. A painful stimuli. B Nasal tickle and corneal reflex. If you suspect pseudoseizures are you helping the patient or hurting the patient? Perhaps start with B then move to A for PNEA.