Course for MOUNTAINEERS – “TRAUMA” and farewell

DAY 4 – “TRAUMA IN REMOTE ENVIRONMENT”

The last day presented a conclusion of acquired skills of the previous 3 modules.

Mountaineers should learn how to handle with traumatic injuries if far from the medical facilities.

They learned how to reduce luxations and fractures and how to make improvised immobilisation.

Afterwards, they were divided into small groups and should deal with different scenarios dispersed in the mountain terrain. Also the guys from Mountain Rescue of Jizera Mountains joined us for this training.

  

      

The ambiance of whole the Course was great and joyful, that more it was so hard to say good bye and wait till March 2019 to meet again in Avoriaz!

SINCERE THANKS TO ALL THE LECTURES, INSTRUCTORS AND PARTNERS AND MAINLY TO ALL THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPANTS!

Taste the atmosphere of the Course through the “FACE – BOOK” photo-gallery!

Course for MOUNTAINEERS – “The COLD”, “1st AID” and “Helicopter Rescue”

DAY 2 – “The COLD”

Cold related medicine issues were presented during 3 interactive lectures including several practical videos:

  • Hypothermia and Frostbite (Kristina Höschlová)
  • “ABCDE” examination of an injured person (Jirka Chvojka)
  • Avalanche Rescue (Iva Sikulová)

           

The day was concluded by a simulation of avalanche victimes triage, though so far from the snow and cold (:))!

Practical Avalanche rescue training is planned for the Alpine modules in March 2019.

 

DAY 3 – “Non traumatic EMERGENCIES and HELICOPTER RESCUE”

In the morning, the participants were trained in making diagnostic of non-traumatic medical emergencies.

Jirka and Kristina instructed the mountaineers:

  •  how to recognise life threatening situations
  •  how to organise a rescue mission
  •  and how to cooperate with the HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service)

Later this day, during the visit at the HEMS station of Liberec, the group had a great opportunity to induce these skills in practice.

Sincere thanks to the instructors Lucka, Miloš, Marek and Slavo for their dedicated involvement!

In the evening, Ondra Metelka from  Singing Rock company presented some useful climbing and mountaineering materials. Singing Rock is one of the Mountain Medicine Course partners. Later this evening Renda Mašín, the head of Jizera Mountain Rescue, presented the function and cooperation of the Mountain Rescue professionals.

    

Course for Mountaineers – EXPEDITION and CPR

DAY 1 – “EXPEDITION”

Jana Kubalová started with a perfect interactive presentation about altitude sicknesses followed by other expedition medicine issues presented by Kristina Höschlová and Jirka Chvojka.

High mountain environment was simulated by several videos presenting the altitude related emergencies as well by a practice in telemedicine.

 

     

It was our great pleasure to welcome about 10 of our former DiMM graduates which joined the group for the weekend and gladly participated in the educative program.

Each of them simulated a “Doctor on Call” giving consultation to the alpinists asking for help.

In the evening, Lucka Langová presented with a lot of humour the principles of Basic Life Support.

 

Jizerka welcomed the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE COURSE for MOUNTAINEERS

After 2 successful DiMM Courses for doctors, the Mountain Medicine Course in the Czech Republic followed up with its first version for mountaineers.

Also this Course is supported by the medical commissions of the UIAA, ICAR and ISMM.

14 alpinists, mountain leaders and mountain rescue volonteers from the Czech and Slovak Republic enjoyed the hospitality of Stara Pila lodge in the beautiful Jizerka Hamlet, Jizera Mountains.

The Course’ director Kristina Höschlová invited her colleagues, “DiMM” holders, to prepare together an intensive educative program for the non-medical mountain enthusiasts.

During 4 sunny and busy days they practiced all the basics in Mountain Rescue in remote environment including a training with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service of Liberec. The Basic Modules will be followed by 2 Alpine Modules which will be held in the French Alpine Center AVORIAZ.

For further information, please follow the next posts: EXPEDITION and CPR, COLD-1st AID-HELICOPTER, TRAUMA and farewell.