Expedition Medicine:

Tailored Expedition Risk Assessment (TERA) service

Expedition risk assessment: unforeseen risks.  A group of young people on a sailing expedition in Madagascar who have decided on the spur of the moment to climb up into the branches of a 20 metre tall baobab tree

For groups and individuals planning expeditions, fieldwork, charity treks, wildlife film-making or other adventurous activities in remote places. Dr Jim Bond carries out all the expedition risk assessments.

As every expedition is unique, so is every risk assessment. Jim's ethos is to empower and to inform people so they can decide best for themselves. Depending on the level of involvement requested, he could do any of the following:

Any expedition members who then wish to take up some of the more usual travel medicine services at TrExMed Travel Clinic (vaccination, medication etc), would then be eligible for a reduced ('single item appointment') rate for their initial visit.

Local venomous snakes and other 'critters'

Expedition medicine : Mark O'Shea, world-renowned herpetologist, with forest cobra, , Kalambo Falls, Tanzania / Zambia border

We are very fortunate to be able to call upon the services of Mark O'Shea, a world-renowned herpetologist and tropical snake expert, with whom Jim has worked in the past.

Mark has compiled his own database of medically significant venomous snakes and other dangerous 'critters' (e.g. scorpions, ants etc), geographically searchable for every part of the world.

Combining Mark's wide experience and knowledge of snakes and their behaviour, together with Jim's medical perspective of managing snakebites in the bush (or even at a district general hospital level in Africa), we feel we can offer a uniquely informed service for expeditions.

If you would like to find out more about Mark's work, please visit: www.markoshea.info

First step to arrange a tailored risk assessment

To arrange to discuss your possible requirements for an expedition medicine risk assessment, please send an email via the Contact page or telephone: 0131 447 2340 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Jim will then get back in touch with you directly.

Nicky Armstrong and Jim Bond

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