Highlights of this CME-accredited medical training include pathophysiology, and treatment and prioritization of care for a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital / definitive care. Physicians and allied health care providers who counsel patients traveling to remote areas will be interested in the topics covered during this unique CME event.
Curriculum includes altitude safety, altitude risk reduction, recent recommendations on altitude-related illnesses prophylaxis, rescue strategies and ethics, as well as real Everest war stories, uncovering what it really takes to deliver health care in the high mountain environment. This will be achieved through didactic lectures, small-group discussions and hands-on training.
Length: 20 days Climber/guide ratio: 3:1 Capacity: 20
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Andes Mountain Guides. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.