The following resources have been put together for the benefit of anyone perusing our site. The following links provide detailed information that any humanitarian worker/ medic will find useful.

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The Sphere Project was launched in 1997 to develop a set of minimum standards in core areas of humanitarian assistance. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters, and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system in disaster response. The Wild Medic Project is proud to align itself and the work we conduct with these standards.

The Handbook can be found here – http://www.spherehandbook.org/

Further sphere resources can be found here – www.sphereproject.org/resources/

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Disaster Ready is a free, easy to use online training resource designed to help prepare aid workers for the demands they face in the field. Created by experts in humanitarian assistance and staff development, this initiative is a collaborative, nonprofit effort supported by prominent aid agencies and the Cornerstone On Demand Foundation. The Disaster Ready courses can be found here  – https://www.disasterready.org/

 

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Hesperian Health Guides began with the development of the classic Where There Is No Doctor Manual in the mountains of Mexico in the early 1970s, Hesperian Health Guides has developed and distributed health materials for remote health workers available in over 80 languages. Hundreds of partners update and field test materials to ensure the materials are accurate and easy-to-use. Hesperian is a non-profit organisation and is supported by the generous gifts of individual and institutional donors, as well as revenue streams from the sale of books, resources, and digital tools. Their online resources can be found here – http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/

 

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Paramedics Australasia – Competency Standards

Paramedics Australasia (PA) is the peak professional association representing practitioners who provide paramedic services to the community. Paramedics are best known for their involvement in the delivery of out of hospital emergency medical care through their work with various Ambulance Service organisations and on humanitarian and relief operations. A copy of their competency standards can be found here – http://www.paramedics.org/content/2011/10/PA_Australasian-Competency-Standards-for-paramedics_July-20111.pdf

 

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Lonely Planet Volunteers Guide Book – A Traveller’s Guide to Making a Difference around the World. This free guidebook is available for download here –  http://media.lonelyplanet.com/pdfs/volunteer-book.pdf

Volunteering in another country is a great way to get to know a place while giving back at the same time. But before you go, here are 10 things you should know before you volunteer overseas http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/75816

 

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The Adventure Medic

Adventure Medic began in a 2012 as a downloadable magazine for healthcare professionals interested in adventure, expedition and wilderness medicine. We are now proud to say that we have readers and contributors from all over the globe. The following page of resources can be found at http://www.theadventuremedic.com/resources/

 

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ACLS Training Centre

The ACLS Training Center was the first website to offer online ACLS training which began in 1998  helping thousands of medical professional receive their certifications. It is a well-established resource and offer fantastic online development opportunities for clinicians. They have also published a free online guide on Wilderness First Aid Basics to assist clinicians in remote settings found here – https://www.acls.net/2016/02/17/wilderness-first-aid-basics/ 

 

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Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

The Magazine: Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine magazine is self-published by the Wilderness Medical Society. It features essays, humour, safety and fitness articles, personal experiences and travelogues, book reviews, and anecdotes as well as WMS news, announcements. Wilderness Medicine is intended to reach all members, including physicians, researchers, allied health professionals, and medical students. Wilderness Medicine magazine promotes and encourages active WMS membership involvement through the solicitation and publication of members’ articles, personal accounts, and photographs. A link to the magazine can be found here – http://wms.org/publications/magazine.asp

The Journal: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine

Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, the official journal of the Wilderness Medical Society, is the leading journal for physicians practicing medicine in austere environments. This quarterly journal features articles on all aspects of wilderness medicine, including high altitude and climbing, cold- and heat-related phenomena, natural environmental disasters, immersion and near-drowning, diving, and barotrauma, hazardous plants/animals/insects/marine animals, animal attacks, search and rescue, ethical and legal issues, aeromedical transport, survival physiology, medicine in remote environments, travel medicine, operational medicine, and wilderness trauma management. A link to previous journals can be found here – http://www.wemjournal.org/issues

 

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