Drowning Resuscitation for Surfers

The surf world was shocked yesterday when two surfers drowned in Zarautz. As the The European Association of Surfing Doctors, it is our mission to educate everyone in the water about health problems through surfing. Today we want to teach you about drowning. Drowning is still happening today, even on “city” beaches as in Zarautz. After […]

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ASLS Course 2015 – Registration open now!

After the great success in the previous years we are proud to publicly unveil the Advanced Surfing Medicine Life Support (ASLS) course 2015. The ASLS Course 2015 will progress to a 7-day-course, giving you extra time for more practical hands-on, more life guarding training and more challenging real-life scenarios from Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th May 2015  The EASD ASLS Course […]

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Recap – Outreach 2014: Surfer’s Academy – Saturday 13th Sept 2014

Introduction The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) organised the very first Surfer’s Academy. This one-day health symposium for (non-medically trained) surfers was held in Sligo, on the NW coast of Ireland – home to famed spots such as Easkey and Mullaghmore, following the Third Annual Conference in Surfing Medicine. Mullaghmore Landscape – EASD Ireland […]

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Conference Recap

10 Sept/Day 1 The Third Annual Conference of the European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) kicked-off with a morning of “Extremes”, with special focus on Drowning; Resuscitation following accidental Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (Pre- and In-Hospital considerations); Extreme Environment Expeditions; and Traumatic Brain Injury in Surfing, filling a fascinating lecture schedule! Dr. Patrick Morgan MD – […]

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Surfer’s Ear

External Auditory Exostosis/Exostoses, or “Surfer’s Ear”, are generally painless, benign, maladies that do not require surgical intervention. Progressive growth leads to increasing external auditory canal obstruction, conductive hearing loss, and possible frequent episodes of otitis externa (i.e. infection). Whilst the cause of surfer’s ear, has yet to be conclusively established, prevailing clinical consensus accepts cold […]

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