Medicina

Skippers Heal Thyself
News DEC 17, 2014 19:41

Skippers Heal Thyself

For the skippers of the Barcelona World Race a full and intense Wednesday was spent learning the Medical Course at Barcelona’s Quiron Teknon Hospital. The course was delivered by the centre’s Dr. Bethlehem Gualis who is the Medical Director of the Barcelona World Race. 

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Articles JAN 19, 2015 19:08

El botiquín oceánico, casi un mini hospital

El botiquín de a bordo es un elemento indispensable para la asistencia médica en alta mar, especialmente en una regata de vuelta al mundo sin asistencia. El que ha diseñado la Dra. Belén Gualis, la directora médica de la regata, es el resultado de la minuciosa observación y valoración de las situaciones en las que puede desencadenarse un problema médico a bordo de un IMOCA 60. La Dra. Gualis lo explica en este vídeo.

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How to consult a doctor
Articles JAN 31, 2015 20:07

How to consult a doctor

Out on the oceans, the doctor is at a distance. Videoconferencing and the Medical Guide form the foundations of telemedicine, a discipline in itself, requiring the use of cutting-edge technology and a strict code of communication. In this video, Dr Belén Gualis, the medical director of the regatta, simulates a long-distance medical consultation with Dídac Costa, skipper on One Planet, One Ocean, Pharmaton.

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The heart of an ocean athlete
Articles FEB 17, 2015 15:53

The heart of an ocean athlete

The physical requirements to complete a round the world regatta such as the Barcelona World Race are exceptional. That's why the medical check-ups prior to the start of the race include an exercise test. In this video you can find out how Aleix Gelabert got on with his at the Hospital Quirón Teknon.

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Been In The Wars
Emails from the boats FEB 23, 2015 06:26

Been In The Wars

Position: 50 Degrees 05 South 152 Degrees 13 East (In between Tasmania and the South of the South Island of New Zealand)

“Been in the wars a bit have you, mate?” My Mum would say, dabbing ointment onto a newly grazed knee or scuffed elbow. Well, we’ve been in the wars a bit lately too, only we needed a little bit more than ointment to patch us up.

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Unusual Atlantic
News MAR 2, 2015 17:47

Unusual Atlantic

As Cheminées Poujoulat climbed north out of the latitudes of the Roaring 40s and into the east side of the South Atlantic high pressure system, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are into relatively stable, quick downwind conditions which will allow them to make good miles north to connect with the trade winds.

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"Landing upside down on my leg"
Emails from the boats MAR 24, 2015 13:48

"Landing upside down on my leg"

Anna Corbella (GAES Centros Auditivos):

It might sound a bit strange to you but you get used to the boat pitching and bouncing. Maybe that’s why today one of those  big ones, surprised me this morning throwing me inot the wair and landing upside down on my leg. 

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