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Alpine Medicine | Slovenia | January 2023

£1,395.00

Join us for an exciting 6-day Alpine Medicine CPD/ CME medical training expedition in the stunning Julian Alps. Making the most of the winter conditions we’ll spend 3 days out in the mountains with world-class IFMGA guides and our mountain loving faculty.

Start: 22 January 2023, 13:00
End: 27 January 2023, 17:00

  • Spaces Left: High
  • Prerequisites:
    • Medical or Allied Health Professional
    • Students in the final year of study
    • Attendance of Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course (or similar) highly recommended
    • Navigation skills
    • Basic knowledge of expedition planning
    • Good fitness level

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Description

Intro

An exciting and comprehensive 6-day Alpine Medicine course designed to open the world of expedition medicine to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals wanting to add adventure into their career.

This new alpine medicine course blends winter mountaineering skills, advanced expedition medicine skills, altitude and cold weather medicine.

Overview

Your alpine medicine course will start with 2 days of theory and workshops before we head into the mountains to learn mountaineering skills, rescue techniques and put your newly acquired wilderness medicine knowledge to the test.

During the course we’ll have sole use of an apartment building, allowing us to use the grounds and teaching spaces for various preparatory workshops and skill sessions. On day 4 we’ll head off on a 2-day expedition in the mountains spending one night in a local mountain hut.

Throughout the course, we will deliver short, focused lectures delivering essential content which will be built upon, enhanced and challenged through intense case-based scenarios. As groups, we will discuss and evaluate performance allowing us to enhance our skills through each scenario.

Both medical and expedition content is integrated to replicate the challenge of real expeditions, help shape your thought processes and enable you to function in extreme and resource-poor environments.

What’s included?
All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
WEM care package
Safety equipment

What’s not included?
Travel costs
Travel and health insurance
Personal equipment

Do you need travel and health insurance?
The UK Foreign Office advises,
”The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment, so you should make sure you have adequate travel insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment and repatriation.”

We never advise travel without adequate insurance, there are a wide variety of options at a very affordable rate…it really is worth it!

Please ensure that you follow the kit list and bring adequate kit. Daytime temperatures in the mountains often dip lower than -10oC before windchill, please ensure you are adequately equipped to deal with the cold conditions. It is always sensible to carry additional insulated clothing whether this is for yourself or to aid a member of the group who is struggling with the conditions.

Please note: Should a course be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will receive a full refund and our usual terms and conditions apply. Full details of our COVID-19 policy here

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The group will meet in Ljubljana at 1300 on Sunday 22nd January 2023 to take the group transfer to the Bohinj valley.

The course will end at approximately 1700 on Friday 27th January 2023.  An optional return transfer available at 0900, Saturday 28th January. Dinner & accommodation for Friday night is not included in your course fee, if you require accommodation for the Friday please consider Hostel Pod Voglom.

When making travel plans we find www.rome2rio.com a super helpful site.

 

 

Course Content

  • Expedition & emergency planning
  • Human factors
  • Altitude
  • Cold Injury
  • Wilderness trauma
  • Aeromedical rescue
  • Public health in mountain environments
  • Clothing & equipment
  • Medical kits
  • Mountaineering & expedition skills
  • Medical & rescue scenarios

Itinerary by day

(Course content and timings subject to change)

 

We select our teaching faculty for their academic qualifications, expedition experience and their ability to educate and inspire. Between them, our remarkable faculty have a depth of experience, living and working in the most remote corners of the world, achieving notable success in the face of extreme challenge and adversity.


KIT LIST

It is essential you pack for winter mountain conditions, please check the kit list carefully and contact the WEM office if you have any questions.

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