Aeromedicine or as otherwise called, space medicine, studies the effects of space travel – both physiological and psychological – on the human body. As Dr. Gregory Brammer learned decades ago, the medically important elements include a combination of temperature, lack of oxygen, air sickness and of course the effects of the gravitational force that can be very taxing for the human body.
Space Medicine Today
The science behind aeromedicine still relies heavily on a relatively controlled environment without the transfer of medical technology. The truth is that the current medical capabilities do not make it possible to rely on diagnostic and surgical tools and machines while in orbit. The limiting factors are real and they are here to stay. Until medical and technological improvements are made, aeromedicine will remain a mostly theoretical field.
The future is often brighter, and that is almost certainly the case with space medicine. With time, the complete medical support of planetary missions could be possible. There are surgical robots in advanced stages, including one being developed by Virtual Incision, a startup company that was founded a decade ago. They have developed a rather small – fist-sized – robot that could potentially do abdominal laparoscopic surgery in space, whenever the need arises. The tech is equipped with a highly efficient camera on the top, along with two arms. As usual, the problem is the very specific environment. In space, even the most basic surgical operations could be challenging because bodily fluids could find their way into the machinery, endangering the shuttle.
Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that space medicine will improve significantly in the near future, getting to a point where the full medical support of a planetary mission becomes possible.
Dr. Gregory Brammer is an expert electrical engineer who graduated from the Washington State University in 1991, earning an outstanding senior award during the process. The process that led there was difficult, but certainly rewarding. Anyone who has a general penchant for electricity and electromagnetism should at least contemplate the idea of becoming an electrical engineer.
The Process Usually Starts at a Young Age
While there are electrical engineers who started the process in their 20s, that is certainly not the usual circumstance. Those who become electrical engineers usually show an early interest in the topic. Because of its highly technical nature, it is important to gain experience before high school or during it, ideally at the latest.
Learning and Understanding the Basic Concept
In electrical engineering, the basics are literally everything. If you want to become an expert at it, you have to understand the basic concept in its entirety, from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Physics and chemistry are the two most important subjects.
Study the Prerequisites Before Attending College
If possible, attend IEEE (Institute of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering) meetings to learn more about the subject and the profession itself.
At the advent of college studies, pursuants of this career path should have a developed understanding of electrical engineering which hopefully involves practical and theoretical knowledge as well. Survey and narrow the branches, select the one best fitting, and develop a mentality that requires continuous improvement.
Dr. Gregory Brammer found his electrical engineering degree to be an invaluable tool during his career in the medical field.
As an expert physician who often provides EMS services, Dr. Gregory Brammer regularly meets patients who have been admitted to the hospital because of an eating disorder or have followed an extreme diet. While Ketogenic diets are popular, which is not necessarily a good thing, they should still be considered extreme for a variety of medical and dietary reasons.
First the Facts
Ketosis occurs in the human body when for whatever – usually dietary – reasons, it cannot get enough carbohydrates to maintain traditional glucose synthesis. It can handle it in the end, but only because it is a remarkable biological machine, and not because ketogenic diets are in fact good. Any diet that provides at least 70% of the daily caloric intake from fat can be considered ketogenic. In these cases, the body has no other resolve but to rely on ketone metabolism.
Is It Good?
The short answer is no. The main problem with the diet is that it works, but not for reasons many people mistakenly think. A ketogenic diet will cause weight loss in the vast majority of the cases, but not because the body was magically turned into a more efficient biological machine. In fact, the opposite happens. The body struggles while being in a ketogenic state, and the weight loss simply happens because of the reduced daily caloric intake. Anybody who cuts out carbohydrates – easily the most calorically dense energy source – almost entirely will fall well below their normal maintenance calories.
Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that people will choose carbohydrate moderation instead of drastic ketogenic diets, and still enjoy the same benefits without the associated risks.
As one of the foremost experts in his field within the medical society, Dr. Gregory Brammer understands the importance of emergency care. Despite its obviously huge impact, emergency care is actually a fairly recent addition to medicine. Before the 1960s, hospitals did not have the necessary infrastructure or even manpower that would have allowed them to save lives in the most efficient and effective manner.
Another key problem was lack of training. The medical professionals rarely possessed the knowledge or the experience that was very much needed in the field. The American medical system often relied on foreign medical students to change the conditions. Luckily for the field, with a prolonged and collective effort over the last forty years, emergency departments have come a long way. They have become highly efficient and controlled medical environments that are amazingly well equipped to save lives.
The appeal of these controlled environments is very clear. For those without insurance, it can be a place of hope. To the budding physician it provides an ideal place to test his or her skills. While it is undeniable that the emergency care system is extremely important, the balance between the demand and capacity remains fragile. Nearly all hospitals have to deal with this phenomenon, and the cost cutting obviously does not help.
As a practicing physician and emergency care expert who spent the last fifteen years in the field, Dr. Gregory Brammer hopes that these problems can be solved within the next couple of decades by taking EMS services to new heights.
Dr. Gregory Brammer is an expert when it comes to emergency medicine, and he has been working as a physician in the field for nearly twenty years. He has a great deal of experience in emergency situations, and he’s also been able to train other medical professionals to work in EMS as well. Here are some things to remember when working in emergency medicine.
When you’re working in emergency medicine, you need to be well rested and alert. Always make sure you get enough rest and have plenty of energy before working your shift as an EMT or paramedic. Not being able to think critically in stressful situations can mean all the difference in the world in terms of life and death.
Assess the situation as quickly as possible. As an emergency medical professional, you need to be able to work quickly in order to save lives, and your ability to assess situations quickly can mean all the difference in the world. Take note of the biggest issues first, and take things one step at a time. Remember to stay calm, and think about what you’ve been trained to do.
In addition, you need to be able to work well with others. As a paramedic or EMT, you’ll be working with other professionals trained in the same field. Make sure you work in conjunction with each other instead of fighting for control. Cooperation can save a patient’s life, and stabilize them on the way to a medical facility.
Dr. Gregory Brammer understands what it means to be successful in emergency medicine, and he can prepare others for the job.
Dr. Gregory Brammer is an authority in the field of emergency medicine, and he is the Chief Executive Officer of BrammerMD, which is a legal medical consulting company. In addition to his medical career, he’s also an accomplished athlete who played basketball during college. Here are some useful tips for basketball players who want to improve their game.
Work on your ball handling skills. Even if you aren’t typically a ball handler, when you do have the ball, you’ll want to know what to do with it. There are a number of dribbling practices and drills you can do on your own to improve your ball handling skills during a game. Work on using both your dominant and non-dominant hand in order to catch opponents by surprise.
Shoot the ball every day. Basketball players competing on a high level make sure they take hundreds of shots on a daily basis so that they’re comfortable during the game. However, you want to take realistic shots based on the position you play, otherwise the exercise won’t be worth it. It’s fun to take shots from far away, but if you play close up it won’t do much good.
Work on your follow through. This means that when you shoot the ball or even pass it to another teammate, you want to make sure that you follow through with your motion to ensure the ball’s path is smooth and accurate. Throwing the ball up with little regard to form will greatly decrease accuracy.
Dr Gregory Brammer has been playing basketball for a number of years, and he knows what you need to do in order to improve.
Though he is now an experienced public speaker with hundreds of hours of presentations and speeches under his belt, Dr. Gregory Brammer still remembers how nerve-racking it was to face up to the idea of speaking in front of others for the first time. Many people struggle with anxiety when speaking in public, so try to keep the following in mind to ensure you stay calm and collected when presenting.
If you don’t spend time rehearsing your speech, it is only natural that you are going to feel less than confident when you are called upon to present it to others. Start work early and make sure that your speech has a defined structure for you to follow. Practice delivering it to others, or even in front of the mirror, so that you can make changes to clunky sections and develop a greater understanding of your subject matter.
Wake up with plenty of time to get yourself prepared before your speech. Get the clothes you will wear ready the night before, get plenty of rest and enjoy a good breakfast before you make it to the venue. Try to turn up early so that you can get comfortable in your surroundings.
It’s Okay to be Nervous
Dr. Gregory Brammer points out that many of the people in your audience will expect you to be nervous, especially if you are new to public speaking. Don’t feel bad about your nerves, as this causes you to focus more intently on them, leading to frustration that often results in mistakes being made.