Medical support and response
Survival through Effective Preparedness
At 10pm, a man fell into a campfire sustaining serious burns to his body. The man was unconscious, had an extremely low blood pressure and was not breathing effectively. This occurred at a camp in a conservation concession in western Africa. The camp is located more than 17 hours by road from the nearest hospital and the local airstrips are not equipped to accommodate aircrafts landing at night.
Keeping staff and guests where they belong…
At 8 pm, a guest at a luxury safari lodge was walking to her room. She slipped and lacerated her arm on a rock. The wound was deep and bleeding heavily.
Difficulties with Medical Evacuations
At 7pm, a guide was on a game drive with guests. The guide was traversing uneven terrain and the vehicle overturned. The guide sustained multiple injuries – fracturing his arm, shoulder blades, ribs, pelvis, and leg.