Mountain Emergency Medicine (MEM) Course Winter including HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) part one.
Practicing Emergency Medical Service in the mountains can be extremely challenging. High altitude, extreme temperatures, strong winds, unpredictable weather, weight issues, limited resources and no place for mistakes.
With more than 50 years’ experience and over 50`000 helicopter rescues, we are offering to transfer our knowledge and experience with courses on a high level that prepares you for demanding rescues under extreme conditions.
|Date:||April 25th - May 2nd 2020|
|Course price:||CHF 6'000.00 per person|
|Included:||Course fee, helicopter flight time, accommodation (hotel & mountain hut), hotel night starting from the night before the course starts.
During the course days in Zermatt: breakfast and lunch. During the cousre days in the mountain hut: breakfast and dinner.
|Not included:||Gear rental, dinner while being in Zermatt.|
- active mountaineer and skier with basic skills (getting from point A to point B with skis)
- working as a healthcare professional or as a rescuer for a medical/rescue organization
- you must be able to master the following knots prior the course: italian hitch, figure of 8, clove hitch, overhand slip knot, fisherman knot, prusik
You will receive a pretest approximately 4 weeks before course starts by e-mail. You can either send it back electronically or turn it in on the first day before the course starts.
This Program will change according to weather and snow-conditions. We kindly request that we stay flexible and adapt according to those factors.
New included in the programm of MEM is the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS ) part one.
- winter clothes for extreme minus temperatures
- gloves (technical plus a pair of warm ones)
- watch cap plus face mask
- boots that will fit crampons
- sunscreen 50+
- head lamp
- sleeping inlet (for the mountain hut)
- touring skis with skins and ski crampons
- touring ski boots
- ski poles
- avalanche transceiver
- avalanche shovel (non-plastic)
- avalanche probe
- 2 HMS carabiners
- 2 screws gate or triple lock carabiners
- 2 prusik slings
- 1 band sling (ca: 240 cm)
- belay/abseil device
- 4 standard carabiners
If available but not mandatory:
- 2 ice screws
- more carabiners
- ice axe
Please contact the course instructor by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the equipment. Gear rental shops are available in Zermatt.
How to get to Zermatt
We advise to fly either to ZRH or GVA and taking the train to Zermatt. From ZRH it is a very convenient train ride to Zermatt, changing the train only once. We suggest to book the train ticket 4 weeks prior by following this link: www.sbb.ch. The earlier you buy it, the cheaper the tickets are. Directions to Zermatt helibase click here
Terms and Conditions
By booking the course, participants expressly accept our effective General Terms and Conditions statement.
Our course program is certified by the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR), the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM) and by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) and meets and exceeds the criteria of the „Specialty Course Mountain Emergency Medicine“ including the „Add-on Module Air Rescue“ by far.
International Diploma of Mountain Emergency Medicine ICAR UIAA ISMM
If you also are an emergency physician, paramedic or any other advanced medical provider and if you hold the International Diploma for Mountain Medicine (DiMM), you can be accredited for the International Diploma for Mountain Emergency Medicine (DiMEM) after completing our course. We recommend to earn the DiMM through the University of New Mexico, as they are holding a very high course standard and are closely affiliated with Air Zermatt.
Continues Medical Education Credits
SGNOR (Swiss Society for Emergency and Rescue Medicine: 20 CMEs
IACCFP (International Association for Critical Care and Flight Paramedics
10 non-medical / 5 medical CMEs