Medical Resources

The UIAA Medical Commission produces comprehensive recommendation papers, translated into several languages, which act as a valuable resource for climbers and medical staff alike. An emphasis is put on health problems that only occur at high altitude. Among the issues included are acute mountain sickness, nutrition, water disinfection and drug use and misuse in mountaineering.

The working group from the RCSEd Faculty of Prehospital Care has revised the 2019 version with several updates to the expedition risk matrix, skills framework and medic competency list (mostly relating to technical enviroment specific skills). 

Doctor Hannah Lock is the author of 'Humans at High Altitude' and an Emergency Medicine and Expedition Doctor specialising in trekking and mountaineering at high altitude. These free to use documents are accessible on Dr Hannah's website. 

This book has been written by people who like being in the mountains, who have a particular interest in medicine and what can happen to people at high altitude. Its contents should be treated as a guideline only, based on current knowledge

Here you can browse our extensive range of Skin pictures. You can search by description, diagnosis or body part.

To better prepare humanitarian and development professionals for the critical work they do by providing high-quality, relevant online learning resources at no cost. The entire catalog of over 1,500 courses, videos, reference documents, and assessment-based certificate and certification programs are available on demand and 100% free.

ICAR provides a platform for mountain rescue and related organizations to disseminate knowledge with the prime goal of improving mountain rescue services and their safety. ICAR is an independent, worldwide organization that respects its members and promotes international cooperation.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) develops medical guidelines for use in resource-limited environments. These guidelines draw from practical experience and scientific data collected in MSF’s projects, as well as evidence published by the World Health Organization and other leading medical institutions and scientific literature.

The OHEWM is a reference manual for doctors, nurses, paramedics and first-aiders planning to support travellers in an expedition or wilderness environment. It enables efficient preparation and planning before the journey, advice on camp logistics, risk management and medical problems during the trip and highlights rare but important risks to those visiting remote areas. While focusing on preventive measures, chapters deal with crisis management, emergency care and evacuation from challenging environments.

Learn for free with lessons adopted to your special needs as a surfer, venue or health professional.

The UK Diving Medical Committee meet formally around 4 times a year. Their work is done on a voluntary basis. The committee write guidelines, undertaking research, organise conferences and liaising with other medical/ interested bodies to promoting the area of diving medicine.

Cold weather training. On this site you will find a range of educational video modules on a variety of treatment topics, self-assessment exercises at the end of each to verify your knowledge of the material taught and interactive video scenarios that put you into a search and allow you to test your newly acquired knowledge in simulated real life situations.

WED website is a one stop resource for expedition medics & dentists. Preparing them to deal with dental emergencies in remote areas.

The first Global Injury Register for board-riding water sports. Surfing Med International has CPD, training, injury records, webinars and conferences for surfers. 

The UK Diving Medical Committee is a voluntary organisation that writes guidelines, undertakes research, organises conferences and liaises with other medical bodies to promote the area of diving medicine.

BASICS Scotland is a Scottish charity, dedicated to providing specialist training for doctors, nurses and paramedics in Scotland, particularly those working in remote and rural locations. They run webinars and training on topics relevant to wilderness and expedition medicine. 

The Resus Room is a podcast that posts at least twice a month on a variety of Emergency Medicine topics that you’ll use every day in and around the Resus Room, centred around evidence-based medicine and with reference to national and international guidelines.

Stay current with new and noteworthy cutting-edge topics in wilderness medicine and adventure through the Wilderness Medicine Podcast, the official podcast of the Wilderness Medical Society.