3 hours | DKK 650
The Mountain 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.
- Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
- High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
- High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).
- Open courses: DKK 650 per person.