The Altitude Wilderness Medicine course is for people who travel in high-altitude areas that want the knowledge and skills to manage high-altitude illness. Despite advances in high-altitude medicine, significant morbidity and mortality persist. Sudden exposure to high altitude, lack of acclimatization, existing or unknown heart and lung disease, inappropriate medical equipment and support are all factor that increase the risk of severe high-altitude illness.
These conditions include acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE). The altitude areas of approximately 4700 meters (15,419 feet) or 3500 to 5500 meters (11,493 to 18,045 feet) above sea level is defined as very-high altitude. Severe altitude illness occurs most frequently in this elevation range. Extreme lack of oxygen may occur during exercise, sleep and HAPE or when other acute lung conditions exist.
In addition to first-aid training for the most common injuries that occur in high-altitude areas, participants will review symptoms and treatment of:
- Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
- High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
- High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).
Course duration: 1 intensive day
Open course: DKK 2.500 + VAT.
For larger groups please reach out for a special offer.
Our course takes place in our unique facilities and surroundings in Sandbjerg, Hørsholm.
Please download and read our general order terms for all courses: General_Order_Terms(EN).pdf.
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Jens has more than a decade of experience as an elite soldier with the Danish Special Operation Forces and as Patrol Leader and instructor with Sirius Dog Sledge Patrol in Northeast Greenland. He has hands-on survival skills and several medic certifications, including ambulance rescue. Jens has also been an instructor in the Armed Forces Medical assistant program.