Former OOA Member Advises Chileans on Miners Rescue

A former OOA member, now chief of space medicine with NASA in Houston, has been advising the Chilean health minister on how to safely return 33 miners, trapped since August 5th, to the surface.

According to a story in today's Columbus Dispatch, J.D. Polk, DO, spent a week in Chile in late August briefing officials on techniques to stabilize the miners' blood pressure and prepare them for their eventual ascent to the surface. He also advised officials on exercise techniques, nutritional and fluid needs of the miners since the cramped conditions in the mine have similarities with those  encountered by astronauts during space travel.  

Dr. Polk is former medical director for the Ohio Emergency Medical Services division. He was an emergency-room doctor at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and the chief flight surgeon for the hospital's Metro Life Flight.

Read the full story here:  

<http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/national_world/stories/2010/10/12/local-doc-at-nasa-has-eyes-on-miners.html?sid=101>

Printer-Friendly Version


2014 OOA
Member Census

  • FREE IT Services Checkup
  • Chance to win $100 Visa Gift Card
  • Access to other Members-only Benefits

Update Information Now

Contact Us

Call (855) 319-7828 today
to schedule a complimentary practice consultation.

An hour with our team could save you thousands of dollars!

Upcoming Events

 June 2018 
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
view all >>>