Australasian Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Society logoThis week we are joined by Dr Kasia Gerla and Paramedic Kerryn Wratt from the Australiasian Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Society. They were referred to us by Dr. Seth Hawkins of Hawk Ventures who went down under to teach an Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) course.

We talk about many topics and differences in wilderness medical care in Australia and the surrounding region. This includes (no kidding) the best ways to remove a tick based on approved best practices in different regions. This is great stuff and you don’t want to miss this episode.

The textbook that describes the two alternate tick techniques (North American technique versus Australasian technique) is Vertical Aid: pages 180-181

Also on the show this week are Dr. Joe Holley and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson along with our cohosts, Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley.

Check last week’s show for part 1 of this episode.

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