High Altitude First Aid


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This half-day course in High Altitude First Aid is certificated by REC and is intended for those visiting higher altitudes for the first time.

The course syllabus includes:

  • The prevention and treatment of high altitude medical conditions
  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Mild, Moderate and Severe
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPE)
  • High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACE)
  • Preventative medications for high altitude medical conditions
  • practical demonstrations using Portable Altitude Chambers (PAC)
  • Other travel related medical conditions
  • General travel advice