When an emergency does happen, there are a few nurses and general physicians at the base

Healthcare at the McMurdo Station, South Pole, Antarctica? Yes there is some basic help provided. “When an emergency does happen, there are a few nurses and general physicians at the base. However, there aren’t any specialists. For psychological treatment and physical ailments requiring specialized help, the Antarctic bases have a partnership with the University of Texas Medical School. There’s a rigorous telemedical program, Polly Penhale (in charge of health and safety of the U.S. stations) explains.” There is unbelievable effort and engagement when it comes to healthcare, worldwide. Often there are services like the stations at Antarctica with “invisible services”. With my blog I try to make these extreme places of healthcare visible. Telemedical support and care, going the last mile of healthcare. As a swiss healthcare professional I am interested in rural and remote healthcare. For instance the less extreme area of the swiss mountains. There will be a future development not only in Switzerland. Stay tuned for more. Explore healthcare providers around the globe. Maurice Codourey
Antarctica: McMurdo Station
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