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Altitude Medicine Guide

Discover how to prevent and treat altitude sickness with our free Altitude Medicine Comprehensive Guide. Packed with insights on acclimatisation, descension protocols, and more, this manual equips you with essential knowledge to stay healthy and thrive at higher elevations.

Avalanche Survival Webinar

Learn practical experiences, challenges and clinical management of avalanches. starting by examining the profile and creation of avalanches and then onto some of the pitfalls, injury patterns and management of an avalanche victim.

Introduction to Altitude Medicine Lecture – NEW!

Take a sneak peak into our brand new lecture series with an Introduction to Alpine Medicine, in part one of this two-part series. we provide an overview of the physiological effects of high altitude on the human body, and introduce the various forms of altitude illness that can occur.

Shorts: Avalanche Rescue Tips

WEM faculty Jamie Pattison takes you through an avalanche rescue simulation during our Alpine Medicine course.
Watch as he efficiently locates a buried “victim” using transceivers, probes, and shovels to expose the airway as quickly as possible!

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What will I learn from the avalanche safety pack?

Altitude Medicine Guide

This comprehensive e-book provides outdoor enthusiasts and medical professionals with advanced insights on preventing, recognising, and treating altitude sickness in extreme environments. You’ll gain practical knowledge to handle medical situations in these environments.

Avalanche Survival Webinar

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the factors contributing to the formation and profile of avalanches.
  • Identify common pitfalls and challenges associated with avalanche rescue and management.
  • Recognise typical injury patterns in avalanche victims.
  • Discuss the clinical management and treatment strategies for avalanche victims.

Introduction to Altitude Medicine Lecture

By the end of this lecture, participants should be able to:

  • 1. Describe the physiological changes that occur in the body at increasing altitudes due to the drop in partial pressure of oxygen.
  • 2. Explain the process and time course of acclimatisation to high altitude.
  • 3. List the risk factors for developing acute mountain sickness (AMS) and describe its typical clinical features.
  • 4. Utilise the Lake Louise Score to assess the severity of AMS.
  • 5. Discuss appropriate treatment options for mild and moderate-to-severe AMS, including acetazolamide, dexamethasone, and portable hyperbaric chambers.
  • 6. Recognise the signs and symptoms of high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and the importance of rapid descent as an emergency treatment.
  • 7. Describe an appropriate ascent profile to reduce the risk of developing altitude illness based on current guidelines.

Shorts: Avalanche Rescue Tips

In this short video, you will learn the basics on how to locate and rescue someone who is buried under snow.

Who is this pack designed for?

Whether you’re a medical professional looking to expand your skills or an outdoor expedition leader seeking proper medical training, this pack is designed to equip anyone venturing into altitude environments with the knowledge to effectively respond to medical emergencies. No prior experience required.

Is the pack updated with the latest medical best practices?

Absolutely. The guide and our lecture & webinar series is regularly reviewed and updated by seasoned cold medicine experts. You’ll get the most current, evidence-based approaches for off-the-grid medicine. All recommendations follow accepted wilderness medicine standards.

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