The first course day started with a short introduction by course leader Kristina Höschlová who then went on to speak about trauma management in difficult mountain terrain. Her presentation involved short videos of real-life situations filmed by professional rescuers.

Next speaker was Lorenzo Introzzi from Italy. He focused on pain relief and commonly used drugs and analgesics in the remote environment.  In the afternoon he presented a practice in cooperation with the members of the Czech Mountain Rescue Service from Rokytnice nad Jizerou: immobilisation and transport of injured persons in mountain terrain. 

Later this day Kristina Höschlová introduced the topics of hypothermia and frostbite.

The first day was concluded with a fascinating presentation of a Czech Himalayan climber Josef Šimůnek about his experiences on high altitude expeditions.

Ivana Sikulova, a member of the Slovakian Mountain Rescue Service opened the second day. As an avalanche specialist and a survivor of an avalanche accident herself, she focused on the risky weather conditions, prevention of avalanche accidents and amateur and professional rescue in these situations.

Practical tips and tricks of locoregional anaesthesia were discussed in the afternoon lesson with Kristina Höschlová.

Cooperation between emergency medical services and the mountain rescue in the Czech Republic was the main topic after dinner with the head of Czech Mountain Rescue Service Jiří Brožek.

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