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IMF Medical Expedition - Certification course on Mountain Medicine

 

 

This is a news generated based on IMF email circular for the mountaineering fraternity of India. The contents are extracted from the mailer.

THE GAP:

High up on the mountain, when medical contingency strikes, there is no doctor available at hand. It is mostly left to the climbers to mount a response, often without requisite competencies or with knowledge learnt in the safety of classrooms which may not be practically relevant under the pressures of real-time high altitude conditions.

 

THE NEED:

In order to close this, ”Know-Do” Gap, this course is designed as a hands-on learning-in-action that is embedded within a real-time mountaineering expedition to a 6000 M+ peak. The expedition merely serves as a base upon which this multi-modular course in expedition medicine unfolds.

 

THE PURPOSE :

To build multi-purpose skills capacity, capability and competence in mountaineers to effectively plan and manage: expedition health & medical contingencies and also: emerge as competent first responders during disasters on the mountains.

 

THE VISION:

Creation of FIRST AID MOUNTAIN LEADERS capable of responding to mountaineering and disaster related Health and Medical Contingencies.

 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

Action Learning within graded high altitude context on a real-time basis leading to acquisition of :

(a) SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ATTITUDES RELEVANT TO THE PLANNING AND MAKING OF FIRST AID RESPONSE TO CONTINGENCIES ARISING IN AN EXPEDITION

(b) Effective : LEADERSHIP TO THE TEAM & COMMUNITIES IN DISASTERS & MULTI-CASUALTY EVENTS ON MOUNTAINS.

 

CURRICULUM BLUE PRINT:

The course will progressively evolve and unfold as a series of graded altitude and context specific multi-modular contents within the formation a real time moving expedition to a 6000 M plus peak.

The Learning Pathway is structured by four inter dependent nodes: 

beginning at : 

(i) THE IMF: with a focus on delivery of core knowledge, shifting next to : 

(ii) the MOUNTAIN VILLAGE COMMUNITY, with a focus on: community Health and Environment, and then progressively up the mountain to: 

(iii) The BASE CAMP with a focus on Base Camp Medicine,

(iv) The UPPER MOUNTAIN, where Learning will take place through ‘SIMULATION EXPERCISES’ at : ABC,C-I, C-II, Summit Camp and on the Summit day.

 

ASSESSMENT :

will be done employing a blend of FORMATIVE (Log Books & Feed back) & SUMMATIVE assessment protocols.

 

Course Duration : 25-28 days

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Course Qualified Practicing Mountaineers, with a minimum age of 24 years. Course Strength : Maximum of 15 participants.

 

PROBABLE SITES:

(1) Mt. Bunderpunch (East Face) via Songad (6320 M)

(2) Mt. Gangotri III/I ( 6577/ 6672 M)

(3) Mt.Swargrohini-I ( 6252M)

(4) Mt. Thelu( 6000M) /Koteshwar ( 6035M)

(5) Mt. Satopanth (7075M)

 

PROBABLE DATES :

(07TH May to 05th June 2016/10th June-08th

* Please Note: These are the two date sets, one or the other will be finalized and notified by April 2016

** Expedition/Course site is subject to change depending on weather and  logistics

 

Find All other details in the following link http://indmount.org/newsdetail.aspx?Aid=109

 

 

 

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View User Profile for Suman A Loyal Himalayan Lover, Trekker, Mountaineer, Photographer and Researcher. A Computer Science Engineer by education and Ex. Software Developer for the IT companies. He has learnt from mistakes and not from books - His Own, his friends, whom he met and lots of other trekker friends whom he lead for treks deep and high in the Himalayas. Having born and grown up in the lap of the Himalayas, playing with different elements of the Himalayas, its undoubtedly his best friend. Having said that, he is very biased, protective and caring of the Himalayas. Few of his friends say he is strict, in following rules and safety practices on a Himalayan trek. That's very true. It has come from the practical teachings by the Mighty Himalayas and he takes no chances, specially when he is leading a group.

He is the founder of Himalayan High and with it, his intentions are much bigger, wider and future thought, as a step to preach responsible trekking and make trekking sustainable, pass on this beautiful sport to the next generations. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

Posted by Suman Chowdhury Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:01:00 AM
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