This course in HIGH ALTITUDE FIRST AID is a 4 hour course and is designed to complement the REC L2 Emergency Outdoor First Aid course for those travelling to higher altitudes. Topic learning and practical demonstration with the Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) are included in this course. First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun.
The course is progressive by building on each session and includes:
- What is High Altitude Sickness
- Forms of High Altitude Sickness High Altitude:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
High Altitude: Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
High Altitude: Cerebral Edema (HACE)
- Diamox & Dexamethasone Use and Dosage
- Altitude Oxygen
- Hyperbaric Chamber (PAC or Gamow Bag)
The Candidates will gain knowledge and experience of the first steps in first aid which might be required at higher altitudes. The certificated gained from the course is course is certified for three years.
The course will be run by Alan Ward who is an experienced IML. Alan is based in South Wales and has worked across five continents to altitudes of 6000m.
The course fee is subsidized for BAIML members and the REC registration fee and a certificate.
Tea, coffee and biscuits served free of charge but bring your own lunch.