• Everest Base Camp

    (Altitude Medicine Seminar)

    Khumbu region, Nepal

  • Course Specifics

    Introduction

    The Khumbu region, also known as the Everest Region, is an area of Nepal that encompasses the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. It is part of the Solukhumbu District, which in turn is part of the Sagarmatha Region.

    The Seminar

    The seminar is an experience designed to safely immerse participants in an altitude environment. You will spend 17 days trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC) as well as through the town of Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung , Pangboche , Pheriche and Kunde.

     

    The seminar aims to introduce participants to the effects of an altitude environment on the human body and introduce strategies to manage teams working at altitude. These lessons will be delivered through lectures, case studies, and hands safety skill sessions.

     

    The seminar combines 12 hours of CPD with several days of active trekking.

     

    The expedition will be facilitated by experienced clinicians with a passion for mountainous environments.

     

    The seminar is perfect for the clinician looking to deepen their understanding of altitude medicine, whilst enjoying some of the most iconic treks on the planet. The seminar is a claimable expense as CPD hours for paramedicine, allied health, nursing and medicine.

     

    Dates and Duration

    4th - 20th March 2024

     

    This seminar starts in Kathmandu on the 4th of March 2024 with registration occurring in the hotel foyer @ 2pm.

     

    Although there are no pre-requisites, a standard level of fitness is required.

    Topics

     

    Altitude physiology
    Effects of altitude on pre existing medical conditions
    Altitude illness (HACE)
    Altitude illness (HAPE)
    High Altitude pharmacology
    Risk management and tools (Lake Louise score)
    Rapid patient assessment
    Field hygiene
    Water purification
    Hypothermia & non freeing injury
    Leadership in austere environments
    Search and rescue techniques
    Communication within a team

    Human factors in climbing


    Inclusions/Exclusions

    Inclusions
    Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
    Cultural tour of Kathmandu City
    All team transport & all accommodation during the experience
    All food during the expedition phase
    Australian based mountain leader
    Nepali based team Sidar
    Porters , Sherpas and local guides
    All trek permits and government permissions
    Expedition Handbook
    Team expedition jacket, team shirt, duffel bag and journal
    All seminar material
    Farewell dinner
    SASANE visit
     
    Exclusions
    International flights
    Travel insurance
    Travel Visa /passport cost
    Personal trekking gear
    Extra food / drinks
    Calls home/ internet
     
     

     

    Cost / Investment

    Paramedics, Nurses, Other HCPs
    $5970.00 AUD (regular)


    (A deposit of $650.00 AUD is required to confirm your place on this expedition. See details below)

     

    Certifications

    • CPD Certificate - Altitude Medicine

    Bookings & Confirmation

    Send us an email (hello@exploramedicine.com.au) or submit the form below and we will send you an invoice for a deposit to secure your place. Following your initial deposit your position will be confirmed and you will receive a Welcome & Information Pack as well as a balance invoice.

    Balances are not due until 12 weeks prior to the Seminar start date.

    A full refund will be provided if this seminar is cancelled due to COVID 19.

    Balances are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the Seminar start date minus the initial deposit. Please note that we are not responsible for bookings made in addition to this program and therefore please ensure to check the cancellation terms on your other travel arrangements (eg. flights and extra accommodation) when making your bookings.

    “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” -Greg Child.

           

  • Information Pack

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    If you are keen to develop your clinical and professional skills, head to link below to secure your place.

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