The UIAA has compiled a really useful list of resources, available in a number of European languages, directed at those medics departing on expeditions and most particularly for those heading to the mountains.
4 x 4 Health Rules for Mountaineers
AMS, HAPE, HACE – Emergency field management
Portable Hyperbaric Chambers
Nutritional Considerations in Mountaineering
Traveller’s diarrhoea is one of the most important medical problems for trekkers and those taking part in expedition mountaineering. Although the details of the data are still being discussed there is no question that the loss of body water and electrolytes impairs the physical and mental capacity significantly and dehydration increases the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)…
Water Disinfection in the Mountains
How to Check the Quality of a Commercially Organization
Model Contract for Health Care on Trekking and Expedition
Children at Altitude
The Effect of Extremes of Temperature on Drugs
The Use of Hiking Sticks in the Mountains
Women Going to Altitude
People with Pre-Existing Conditions Going to the Mountains
Contraception at altitude
Work in Hypoxic Conditions
Travel to Altitude with Neurological Disorders
Injury Classification for Mountaineering and Climb
Travel at high altitude
Blood Borne Infections in Climbing
Therefore what is the risk of blood borne infections being transmitted to the climber following – i.e. whether seconding or in a competition?
Recommendation for prevention and control of Legionella infections
Eye problems in Expeditions
Safety and Success on Kilimanjaro
Strange as it may sound, Kilimanjaro is perhaps one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. Despite reliable weather and straightforward access, illness and injury are commonplace. Of the 40,000 visitors Kili attracts each year, between 50 and 75% turn back before reaching the summit.
The organization operates through the work of its commissions which make recommendations, set policy and advocate on behalf of the mountaineering community.