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Spotlight on Prevention for travelers and expatriates

Lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

In the coming weeks International SOS and Control Risks have organized a free-access Web Seminars on prevention management in the areas of health and safety for expatriates and travelers, which may be of interest. In the attached link you can sign if you wish to attend or  can ask for a recording of the event.

 

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What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

Jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011 Esther Felipe Duyos Sin comentarios

A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This amazing ¬†movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Several american cities can be seen and also visible is the earth’s ionosphere (thin yellow line), a satellite (55sec) and the stars of our galaxy. Let’s enjoy it¬°

 

 

A 30.000 pies con el Dr.House

Miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2011 Esther Felipe Duyos Sin comentarios

Isidoro Merino autor del blog El Viajero Astuto ¬†trata de responder una vez m√°s a la pregunta tantas veces oida a bordo de un avi√≥n comercial: ¬ŅHay alg√ļn m√©dico a bordo?. De una manera muy amena¬† explica qu√© diferencias hay entre la normativa FAA y JAA. Nos recuerda que seg√ļn datos publicados por el¬† The New York Times, el a√Īo pasado se produjeron al menos 19.000 emergencias m√©dicas en vuelos comerciales; en su mayor√≠a,¬† casos leves, aunque en 442 ocasiones el avi√≥n tuvo que ser desviado de su ruta, y 96 pasajeros fallecieron. Y concluye que ser√≠a muy recomendable la¬† estandarizaci√≥n de la asistencia m√©dica en aviones comerciales.

 

** A 30.000 pies con el Dr.House

      Isidoro Merino / El Viajero Astuto -13/09/2011-

Do you know…what is wiseGeek?

Lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

Although there is a vast amount of information available on the internet, sometimes relatively simple questions are difficult to resolve because the answers are scattered across multiple websites. Denis started wiseGEEK in 2003 in an attempt to answer real questions. They are a team of researchers, writers and editors dedicated to providing short, clear and concise answers to common questions. Currently, there are over 200 active contributors and more than 170.000 articles. Among those areas of your interest do not miss a browse at Travel, Health or Medicine.

 

** WiseGeek (Travel and Entertaintment)  1423 articles

** WiseGeek (Health and Wellness) 22418 articles

** WiseGeeks (Medicine and Treatments) 15139 articles

Desde la claustrofobia a la agorafobia pasando por el ataque de p√°nico

Jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

A lo largo de todos estos meses del a√Īo 2011, Jorge Mira nos ha ido ¬†descubriendo en el portal Me gusta volar los diferentes trastornos de ansiedad que pueden estar relacionados con el vuelo. Empezando por un cuestionario y siguiendo por la claustrofobia, agorafobia, el tratorno generalizado de ansiedad y finalizando con los ataques de p√°nico, hace un recorrido muy interesante por todos ellos. Explica de una manera sencilla c√≥mo reaccionar ante una hiperventilaci√≥n o una crisis de p√°nico. Os invitamos a leer este grupo de art√≠culos dada la alta prevalencia de estos trastornos entre la poblaci√≥n en general.

 

** Grupo art√≠culos sobre “Miedo a Volar” de Jorge Mira en megustavolar.iberia.com ¬† Abril-Julio 2011

IATA Aviation Health Conference London 2011

Lunes, 4 de julio de 2011 Eduard Ricaurte Sin comentarios

The Aviation Health Conference 2011 will continue to emphasize cabin crew and passenger health, but will also target a wider audience, including flight deck crew when appropriate.

 

 

Chaired by: Claude Thibeault, Medical Advisor, IATA Speakers include two distinguished AIMA members:  Ramón Domínguez-Mompell (Iberia) and  Paulo Alves (MedAire).

 

** Here you can get all the information to attend:

     IATA Aviation Health Conference / London Р5th and 6th October 2011

 

The Worldwide Airline Seat Guru

Like a great “guru”¬† who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom, and authority in a certain area, and¬† uses it to guide others. This web page that we invite you to log on has got everything you need about¬† airplane seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information. On every plane page you can get information about seats and other facilities. It can be very interesting for any frequent flyer or just aviation-freak.

 

** The Airline SEAT GURU  by TripAdvisor

Travel and Health

Martes, 17 de mayo de 2011 Esther Felipe Duyos Sin comentarios

Travel can be a highly enriching and invigorating experience, but it also presents health dangers. The current review provides a description of travel health risks and practical guidelines to help healthcare professionals effectively counsel travelers and prevent travel-borne illness. When advising travelers, healthcare providers should inform their patients to be prepared for the unexpected.

 

** Travel and Health  -Registro Previo gratuito-

    (MEDSCAPE Education Family Medicine )

     Cathey E. Falvo, MD, MPH

The Guardian: “Medical Advice for travellers”

Miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2011 Jose María Pérez Sastre Sin comentarios

From time to time “The guardian” in its¬†very detailed site on travel¬† publish articles about topics that can be very interesting for travellers, as well as for aviation medical examiners. Even for one year, Dr. Jules Eden answered questions on Travel Medicine that oftenly we have to deal with on our daily practice. Travel insurance, Jet Lag, Eardrums, Scuba-diving, Insect bites, Altitude sickness, Sun allergic, DVT, are some of the subjects you can read¬†of about 60 entries from its “Medical Advice for travellers File”.

 

** Medical Advice for travellers   (guardian.co.uk)

Navigating the Challenges of In-Flight Medical Emergencies

Viernes, 6 de mayo de 2011 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

Available evidence suggests there is significant room to improve and standardize the care that is provided to patients during in-flight medical emergencies. Flight attendants receive adecuate training and many airlines also contract with a commercial on-ground support company that can, in theory, offer radioed, real-time medical advice. The next commentary published online today on JAMA provide once again the basis for measures adopting by airlines and regulators to improve outcomes for airline passengers who become ill on board

 

 

** Navigating the challenges of InFlight Emergencies – JAMA May 2011

     Journal of American Medical Association / 06-May-2011

     Melissa L.P. Mattison & Mark Zeidel

     Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Boston,MA