Day 1 Focus on HEC in the darkness
Safety first. Even in a simulation, there are real risks and hazards. During the training, the maximal fall could be 25 m.
Team resource management and HF
HF and CRM refresher
Teamwork and leadership
Medical topics (e.g. ACLS of a hypothermic patient; simple and advanced trauma treatment)
Six different simulated scenarios focusing on safe HEC in the darkness.
Scenarios (increasing in complexity):
- Preparing a patient (recumbent in a rescue bag or sitting) for an HEC rescue in “safe” terrain.
- Picking up in a steep wall with self-belaying in combination with or without a patient (recumbent and sitting)
Day 2 Focus on consolidating knowledge and skills
Five different simulated scenarios and debriefings
Focus: Onsite interventions and treatment in challenging terrain, with reduced personnel resources, and limited monitoring.
Day 3 Transfer of what has been learned into future daily clinical practice
Moderated discussion involving all participants, instructors, and the medical director, on what has been learned