Kokoda Expedition Medic

Taking proactive steps to support leaders, prevent injury and illness, and improve the welfare of clients

Owen Stanley Range, PNG

Published: 20-Aug-2019

Category: projects

Austere provides medical support to Kokoda Crossing for their iconic cultural and historical expeditions across the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea.

Austere expedition medics not only provide high-level care to sick and injured clients and staff, but take proactive steps to reduce the chances of an incident through education, pre-trek briefs and welfare monitoring before, during and after the expedition.

Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea
Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea

Planning for expedition medical support begins early with the lead-up time spent reviewing or consulting on the client's emergency management plans, studying maps, establishing routes (and alternate routes) for evacuation and prepping medical, rescue and communication equipment. Austere expedition medics are supported with operational and clinical support in the field via satellite communication, and will coordinate evacuation in the rare event that a patient cannot continue the expedition.

Please get in touch for a no-obligation chat about managing medical risk and evacuation on remote expeditions.

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