RMS – Arctic Enviroment

Course Overview

Embark on a specialized 1-day Arctic Climate Medicine course as part of the Remote Medical Support (RMS) program. This comprehensive session prepares participants to handle medical challenges unique to the harsh Arctic environment, focusing on the prevention, recognition, and initial management of cold-related illnesses and injuries. This course is particularly tailored for adventurers, researchers, and professionals venturing into the Arctic and Antarctic realm.

Target Audience

  • Scientists, adventurers and expedition enthusiasts operating in the Arctic and Antarctic regions
  • Professionals from the mining industry and energy sectors
  • Journalists covering Arctic events.
  • Expatriate staff in Arctic countries.
  • Any individual operating in Arctic environments who wants to be medical prepared.


Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the unique challenges posed by the Arctic climate and their impact on human health.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of frostbite, hypothermia, and other cold-related injuries.
  • Perform a Primary Survey using the MABCDE approach in an Arctic environment.
  • Administer medical treatment for cold-related injuries, fractures, and trauma.
  • Operate and utilize basic telemedical technologies and equipment specific to Arctic conditions.
  • Communicate effectively using telemdical procedures during Arctic expeditions.