Preconference Workshops, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Important:
Check time and place of workshop of interest carefully.  Between two workshops, you may need to change the location.

Indoor: At congress venue
Outdoor sheltered: Close to congress venue
Outdoor: You will be informed 2 weeks before the workshop about the details (meetingpoint etc)

For questions: contact@ismm2020.org

Morning 2h

Fieldmanagement


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

Time: 08-10:00

Location: Outdoor

Price: CHF 100.00

Instructors:
Niels Holthof, MD,  Anesthesiology Resident, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland. MedExpé, GRIMM, Switzerland (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne)

Flavia Wipplinger, MD,  Anesthesiology Resident, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland. MedExpé, GRIMM, Switzerland (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne)

Content:

  • 1h on prevention of AMS/HAPE/HACE, differential diagnosis, application of point-of-care ultrasound in high altitude (POCUSHA)
  • 1h on best medical treatment, hyperbaric chamber, evacuation strategies
  • practical approach that allows all participants to use a portable ultrasound device and test the hyperbaric chamber

Special requirements: None

Fieldmanagement


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

Time: 10-12:00

Location: Outdoor

Price: CHF 100.00

Instructors:
Niels Holthof, MD,  Anesthesiology Resident, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland. MedExpé, GRIMM, Switzerland (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne)

Flavia Wipplinger, MD,  Anesthesiology Resident, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland. MedExpé, GRIMM, Switzerland (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne)

Content:

  • 1h on prevention of AMS/HAPE/HACE, differential diagnosis, application of point-of-care ultrasound in high altitude (POCUSHA)
  • 1h on best medical treatment, hyperbaric chamber, evacuation strategies
  • practical approach that allows all participants to use a portable ultrasound device and test the hyperbaric chamber

Special requirements: None


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

For beginners and experts

Time: 08-10:00

Location: Indoor

Price: CHF 100.00

Instructors:
Didier Moens, MD, anesthesiologist and emergency medicine specialist, medical coordinator centre médical héliporté de Bra-sur-Lienne, Belgium (CMH), medical coordinator Emergency Departement of University Hospital Liège, Belgium, IKAR MEDCOM

Tristan Deslarzes, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

Julien Coiffier, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland)

Matthieu de Riedmatten, MD, Emergency physician, Intensive care and Anesthesiology specialist, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland, and Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

General Information:
Point Of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) is regarded as a key instrument for the initial assessment of trauma patients in the emergency department. Earlier reports demonstrated that trauma ultrasound could be performed in helicopters and ambulances. Many studies about ultrasound in prehospital environment have been performed supporting its usefulness in trauma scenario but without being able to demonstrate improvement in survival. Despite, ultrasound can lead to a change in the therapeutic attitude and in the choice of destination hospital.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has become a widely used bedside tool, providing real-time imaging to guide diagnosis and treatment in a multitude of clinical fields. With the development of reliable, hand-held devices, POCUS can be applied in remote settings, such as high-altitude areas that are difficult to access. Reports of ultrasound diagnosis at high altitude have mainly focused on the assessment of specific altitude-related illnesses such as high-altitude pulmonary edema. POCUS can, however, also be used as a valuable diagnostic adjunct to assess further differential diagnoses of a patient with acute dyspnea at high altitude. Through POCUS, physicians in remote, high-altitude environments have an opportunity to improve primary care of local patients and tourists alike.

Content:
This workshop will show you how POCUS will be useful in the management of your patient and how it will affect your therapeutic decision in a better and safer way.
The workshop is hands-on.
The morning workshop will fit beginners and experts, it will be held indoors with stationary ultrasound devices. The aim is to discover the POCUS philosophy, the ultrasound machine and study some clinical cases.

Special requirements: None


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

For beginners and experts

Time: 10-12:00

Location: Indoor

Price: CHF 100.00

Instructors:
Didier Moens, MD, anesthesiologist and emergency medicine specialist, medical coordinator centre médical héliporté de Bra-sur-Lienne, Belgium (CMH), medical coordinator Emergency Departement of University Hospital Liège, Belgium, IKAR MEDCOM

Tristan Deslarzes, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

Julien Coiffier, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland)

Matthieu de Riedmatten, MD, Emergency physician, Intensive care and Anesthesiology specialist, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland, and Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

General Information:
Point Of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) is regarded as a key instrument for the initial assessment of trauma patients in the emergency department. Earlier reports demonstrated that trauma ultrasound could be performed in helicopters and ambulances. Many studies about ultrasound in prehospital environment have been performed supporting its usefulness in trauma scenario but without being able to demonstrate improvement in survival. Despite, ultrasound can lead to a change in the therapeutic attitude and in the choice of destination hospital.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has become a widely used bedside tool, providing real-time imaging to guide diagnosis and treatment in a multitude of clinical fields. With the development of reliable, hand-held devices, POCUS can be applied in remote settings, such as high-altitude areas that are difficult to access. Reports of ultrasound diagnosis at high altitude have mainly focused on the assessment of specific altitude-related illnesses such as high-altitude pulmonary edema. POCUS can, however, also be used as a valuable diagnostic adjunct to assess further differential diagnoses of a patient with acute dyspnea at high altitude. Through POCUS, physicians in remote, high-altitude environments have an opportunity to improve primary care of local patients and tourists alike.

Content:
This workshop will show you how POCUS will be useful in the management of your patient and how it will affect your therapeutic decision in a better and safer way.
The workshop is hands-on.
The morning workshop will fit beginners and experts, it will be held indoors with stationary ultrasound devices. The aim is to discover the POCUS philosophy, the ultrasound machine and study some clinical cases.

Special requirements: None

Morning 4 hours

Selfrescue


This workshop is outdoor and not at the Congress Venue.

Insurance not included.

Time: 08-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Special requirements:
Participants should have basic knowledge of climbing knots (figure-eight knot, Munter hitch, clove hitch) and climbing techniques (belaying, lowering off, and rappelling independently). Participants should bring some climbing gear such as harness, carabiners, prusik slings, etc. and know how to use their equipment.

Instructor:
François Mathey, mountain guide, paramedic Maison FXB de sauvetage, Air Glaciers SA, Switzerland

Content:
During a 4h workshop, participants will learn about on-site treatment and rescue of traumatized rock climbing victims. Techniques, strategies and decision-making in situations of a suspended trauma victim: improvised self- and professional rescue.

  • Technical equipment: recommendations and implementation
  • Access strategies
  • Building and reinforcing belay stations
  • Team work on the wall
  • (Re-)positioning the patient to avoid suspension trauma
  • Medical assessment, technical and medical decision-making
  • Immobilisation, on-site treatment: what is realistic?
  • Preparation for helicopter winch evacuation
  • Scenarios

Time: 08-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00 (incl. coffee break)

Location: Indoor & Outdoor

Instructors:
Peter Paal, Krankenhaus Barmherzigen Brüder Salzburg, Associate Professor, MD, DESA, EDIC, MBA

Scott McIntosh, University Hospital of Utah, Division of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, MD, MPH, Division of Emergency Medicine; Director, EMS/Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Medical Director, Summit County EMS; Associate Medical Director, AirMed

Darryl Macias, University of New Mexico Department of Emergency Medicine, International Mountain Medicine Center; MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAWM, DiMM; Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Program Director, Wilderness, Austere, and International/Fellowship Program

Manuel Genswein, MountainSafety.info

Content:
45min Indoor Theory

  • Indoor Introduction to the AvaLife 2.0 Descision Support Tool and its Avalanche Patient Protocol. Theoretical base of the “Search and Rescue”, “Out Of-Hospital Medical Treatment” and “Medical Transport Priority” component of the AvaLife algorithm.
  • Introduction to the complementary AvaLife Avalanche Patient Protocol
  • Questions and answers

105min Outdoor Application

  • AvaLife algorithm and Patient Protocol in practical rescue scenarios

Special requirements: None


Time: 08-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00 (incl. coffee break)

Location: Indoor

Instructor:
Moritz Dau, MD, FMH internal medicine, interventional pain therapy, musculoskeletal  ultrasound, manual medicine, sports medicine, Orthopädie am Rhy, Basle, Switzerland

Content:
Presentation of common musculoskeletal problems and concerned structures (e.g. joints, tendons, ligaments and bursae)

Hands-on workshop with focus on clinical assessment and infiltration procedures

Demonstration of ultrasound for guided infiltrations with hand-held ultrasound devices – solar powered and smartphone compatible

Special requirements: none

Rewarming


Time: 8-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00 (incl. Coffee Break)

Location: Indoor

Instructors:
Beat H. Walpoth, MD, PD, FAHA, Emeritus, Cardiovascular Surgery & Research, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Further instructors (information will follow):
Alex Kottmann, Mattias Hänggi, Hansjörg Jenni, Marie Meyer, Evelien Cools

Description:
As an introduction the stages of hypothermia and the indications for various rewarming methods will be briefly reviewed. Temperature measurements will be discussed and shown. International Hypothermia Registry (IHR) will be demonstrated on-line.

Part 1: Non-invasive Rewarming methods
The workshop is aimed at introducing the participant to the non-invasive or minimal invasive rewarming methods such as Thermoguard, forced warm air, isolating wraps and concomitant automated CPR device. Temperature measurement methods will be discussed and shown

Part 2: Invasive Rewarming methods
The workshop is aimed at introducing the participant to the invasive Extra Corporal Life Saving (ECLS) rewarming method using an ECMO machine with femoral cannulation of a mannequin.

Special requirements: none

Psychiatricsymptoms

Time: 08-12:00

Price: 200.00 (incl. Coffee Break)

Location: Indoor

Instructors:
Christian Mikutta, MD, Head physician acute inpatient unit; Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern, Switzerland; Private Clinic Meiringen, Switzerland

Katharina Hüfner, Department for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Innsbruck Medical University

Description:
Psychiatric symptoms play a key role within primary care. Ignoring e.g anxiety, disturbances of thought, concentration and attention, alterations of consciousness or hallucinations may lead to severe complications within primary care diagnostics, therapy- and in case of mountain medicine primary care- to potentially erroneous decisions for the rescue mode. Further, several studies showed that patients suffering a severe psychic trauma as well as the (professional and laypersons) rescuers treating those patients might be affected by a post traumatic stress disorder. Within alpine sports as well as within alpine rescue, there is potentially a higher risk of suffering a psychic trauma. Hence knowing key symptoms and red flags of the post traumatic stress disorder might be an important element of health care within rescue teams.

Content:
We present basic psychopathology specifically suited for primary care specialists working in an alpine environment. First theoretically and afterwards with clinical cases presented with video. Participants learn to identify and assess key psychopathologic symptoms. Further, based on psychopathology- we discuss aetiology, symptoms and emergency therapy of psychiatric syndromes, which occur frequently within alpine primary care situations e.g. delirium, anxiety and panic disorders, organic hallucinations and suicidal thoughts.
We discuss the post traumatic stress disorder including trauma, pathophysiology, symptoms and therapy options. Here we focus on patients as well as rescue personnel indicating risk fac-tors, red flags and therapy options

Special requirements: none

Time: 08-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Special requirements:
This workshop is aimed to HEMS rescuers: experience in rescue and preclinical intubation / anesthesiologist or similar experience / passionate about airway management

Instructors:
Urs Pietsch, MD, DESA, EDIC, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine; Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen; HEMS-Physician, Air Zermatt
+ Paramedics Air Zermatt, Switzerland

Content:
2h practical workshop: lessons learned in InCabin treatment in mountain HEMS, e.g.  in-cabin intubation

Time: 08-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Instructors:
Oliver Reisten, MD, Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Department of Anaesthesiology and Rescue Medecine, Cantonal Hospital Olten; International Commission of Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR-MEDCOM); HEMS-Physician, Air Zermatt
+ paramedics Air Zermatt

Content:
Practical aspects and tips and tricks on immobilization in difficult terrain

Special requirements: none

Time: 08-12:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Instructor:
Ivo Breitenmoser, MD, anesthesiology specialist FMH, Senior rescue physician Rega, REGA, Switzerland

Content:
Resuscitation strategies for respiratory and cardiac arrest in difficult terrain, application and modification of existing guidelines for non-traumatic and traumatic arrests, tipps and tricks for practical handling, use of mechanical resuscitation devices

Special requirements: none

Afternoon 2h


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

Ultrasound experience required

Time: 13-15:00

Price: CHF 100.00

Location: Indoor

Instructors:
Didier Moens, MD, anesthesiologist and emergency medicine specialist, medical coordinator centre médical héliporté de Bra-sur-Lienne, Belgium (CMH), medical coordinator Emergency Departement of University Hospital Liège, Belgium, IKAR MEDCOM

Tristan Deslarzes, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

Julien Coiffier, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland)

Matthieu de Riedmatten, MD, Emergency physician, Intensive care and Anesthesiology specialist, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland, and Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

General Information:
Point Of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) is regarded as a key instrument for the initial assessment of trauma patients in the emergency department. Earlier reports demonstrated that trauma ultrasound could be performed in helicopters and ambulances. Many studies about ultrasound in prehospital environment have been performed supporting its usefulness in trauma scenario but without being able to demonstrate improvement in survival. Despite, ultrasound can lead to a change in the therapeutic attitude and in the choice of destination hospital.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has become a widely used bedside tool, providing real-time imaging to guide diagnosis and treatment in a multitude of clinical fields. With the development of reliable, hand-held devices, POCUS can be applied in remote settings, such as high-altitude areas that are difficult to access. Reports of ultrasound diagnosis at high altitude have mainly focused on the assessment of specific altitude-related illnesses such as high-altitude pulmonary edema. POCUS can, however, also be used as a valuable diagnostic adjunct to assess further differential diagnoses of a patient with acute dyspnea at high altitude. Through POCUS, physicians in remote, high-altitude environments have an opportunity to improve primary care of local patients and tourists alike.

Content:

This workshop will show you how POCUS will be useful in the management of your patient and how it will affect your therapeutic decision in a better and safer way.
The workshop is hands-on.
The morning workshop will fit beginners and experts, it will be held indoors with stationary ultrasound devices. The aim is to discover the POCUS philosophy, the ultrasound machine and study some clinical cases.
The afternoon workshop is an advanced outdoor workshop and takes place outdoors so you should best bring some experience in ultrasound application.

Special requirements: None


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

Ultrasound experience required

Time: 15-17:00

Price: CHF 100.00

Location: Indoor

Instructors:
Didier Moens, MD, anesthesiologist and emergency medicine specialist, medical coordinator centre médical héliporté de Bra-sur-Lienne, Belgium (CMH), medical coordinator Emergency Departement of University Hospital Liège, Belgium, IKAR MEDCOM

Tristan Deslarzes, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

Julien Coiffier, MD, Emergency physician, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland
Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland)

Matthieu de Riedmatten, MD, Emergency physician, Intensive care and Anesthesiology specialist, Emergency department CHVR, Sion, Switzerland, and Helicopter rescue service , Air-Glaciers, Sion, Switzerland, GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne, Switzerland

General Information:
Point Of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) is regarded as a key instrument for the initial assessment of trauma patients in the emergency department. Earlier reports demonstrated that trauma ultrasound could be performed in helicopters and ambulances. Many studies about ultrasound in prehospital environment have been performed supporting its usefulness in trauma scenario but without being able to demonstrate improvement in survival. Despite, ultrasound can lead to a change in the therapeutic attitude and in the choice of destination hospital.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has become a widely used bedside tool, providing real-time imaging to guide diagnosis and treatment in a multitude of clinical fields. With the development of reliable, hand-held devices, POCUS can be applied in remote settings, such as high-altitude areas that are difficult to access. Reports of ultrasound diagnosis at high altitude have mainly focused on the assessment of specific altitude-related illnesses such as high-altitude pulmonary edema. POCUS can, however, also be used as a valuable diagnostic adjunct to assess further differential diagnoses of a patient with acute dyspnea at high altitude. Through POCUS, physicians in remote, high-altitude environments have an opportunity to improve primary care of local patients and tourists alike.

Content:

This workshop will show you how POCUS will be useful in the management of your patient and how it will affect your therapeutic decision in a better and safer way.
The workshop is hands-on.
The morning workshop will fit beginners and experts, it will be held indoors with stationary ultrasound devices. The aim is to discover the POCUS philosophy, the ultrasound machine and study some clinical cases.
The afternoon workshop is an advanced outdoor workshop and takes place outdoors so you should best bring some experience in ultrasound application.

Special requirements: None

Waterdisinfection


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

Time: 13-15:00

Price: CHF 100.00

Location: Outdoor sheltered

Instructors:
Urs Hefti, MD, president MedCom UIAA
David Hillebrandt, MD, past president MedComUIAA
Thomas Kuepper, MD, PhD, Full Professor for Travel-, Aviation-, Sports- and Occupational Medicine, RWTH Aachen Technical University/Germany

Content:

  • Presentation of key papers on water disinfection
  • Diseases transmitted by polluted drinking water
  • Different methods of water treatment, practical application
  • Choice of best method for an expedition, calculation of consumption of gas/gasoline/medication, minimization of impact on nature and local population
  • Therapy options for water-transmitted diseases on expeditions, focused on mountain expeditions

Special requirements: None

Waterdisinfection


This workshop is offered twice, check times carefully

Time: 15-16:00

Price: CHF 100.00

Location: Outdoor sheltered

Instructors:
Urs Hefti, MD, president MedCom UIAA
David Hillebrandt, MD, past president MedComUIAA
Thomas Kuepper, MD, PhD, Full Professor for Travel-, Aviation-, Sports- and Occupational Medicine, RWTH Aachen Technical University/Germany

Content:

  • Presentation of key papers on water disinfection
  • Diseases transmitted by polluted drinking water
  • Different methods of water treatment, practical application
  • Choice of best method for an expedition, calculation of consumption of gas/gasoline/medication, minimization of impact on nature and local population
  • Therapy options for water-transmitted diseases on expeditions, focused on mountain expeditions

Special requirements: None

Afternoon 4 hours

Selfrescue


This workshop is outdoor and not at the Congress Venue.

Insurance not included.

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Special requirements:
Participants should have basic knowledge of climbing knots (figure-eight knot, Munter hitch, clove hitch) and climbing techniques (belaying, lowering off, and rappelling independently). Participants should bring some climbing gear such as harness, carabiners, prusik slings, etc. and know how to use their equipment.

Instructor:
François Mathey, mountain guide, paramedic Maison FXB de sauvetage, Air Glaciers SA, Switzerland

Content:
During a 4h workshop, participants will learn about on-site treatment and rescue of traumatized rock climbing victims. Techniques, strategies and decision-making in situations of a suspended trauma victim: improvised self- and professional rescue.

  • Technical equipment: recommendations and implementation
  • Access strategies
  • Building and reinforcing belay stations
  • Team work on the wall
  • (Re-)positioning the patient to avoid suspension trauma
  • Medical assessment, technical and medical decision-making
  • Immobilisation, on-site treatment: what is realistic?
  • Preparation for helicopter winch evacuation
  • Scenarios

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00 (incl. coffee break)

Location: Indoor & Outdoor

Instructors:
Peter Paal, Krankenhaus Barmherzigen Brüder Salzburg, Associate Professor, MD, DESA, EDIC, MBA

Scott McIntosh, University Hospital of Utah, Division of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, MD, MPH, Division of Emergency Medicine; Director, EMS/Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Medical Director, Summit County EMS; Associate Medical Director, AirMed

Darryl Macias, University of New Mexico Department of Emergency Medicine, International Mountain Medicine Center; MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAWM, DiMM; Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Program Director, Wilderness, Austere, and International/Fellowship Program

Manuel Genswein, MountainSafety.info

Content:
45min Indoor Theory

  • Indoor Introduction to the AvaLife 2.0 Descision Support Tool and its Avalanche Patient Protocol. Theoretical base of the “Search and Rescue”, “Out Of-Hospital Medical Treatment” and “Medical Transport Priority” component of the AvaLife algorithm.
  • Introduction to the complementary AvaLife Avalanche Patient Protocol
  • Questions and answers

105min Outdoor Application

  • AvaLife algorithm and Patient Protocol in practical rescue scenarios

Special requirements: None

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00 (incl. Coffee Break)

Location: Indoor

Instructor:
Moritz Dau, MD, FMH internal medicine, interventional pain therapy, musculoskeletal  ultrasound, manual medicine, sports medicine, Orthopädie am Rhy, Basle, Switzerland

Content:
Presentation of common musculoskeletal problems and concerned structures (e.g. joints, tendons, ligaments and bursae)

Hands-on workshop with focus on clinical assessment and infiltration procedures

Demonstration of ultrasound for guided infiltrations with hand-held ultrasound devices – solar powered and smartphone compatible

Special requirements: none

Rewarming

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00 (incl. Coffee Break)

Location: Indoor

Instructors:
Beat H. Walpoth, MD, PD, FAHA, Emeritus, Cardiovascular Surgery & Research, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Further instructors (information will follow):
Alex Kottmann, Mattias Hänggi, Hansjörg Jenni, Marie Meyer, Evelien Cools

Description:
As an introduction the stages of hypothermia and the indications for various rewarming methods will be briefly reviewed. Temperature measurements will be discussed and shown. International Hypothermia Registry (IHR) will be demonstrated on-line.

Part 1: Non-invasive Rewarming methods
The workshop is aimed at introducing the participant to the non-invasive or minimal invasive rewarming methods such as Thermoguard, forced warm air, isolating wraps and concomitant automated CPR device. Temperature measurement methods will be discussed and shown

Part 2: Invasive Rewarming methods
The workshop is aimed at introducing the participant to the invasive Extra Corporal Life Saving (ECLS) rewarming method using an ECMO machine with femoral cannulation of a mannequin.

Special requirements: none

Psychiatricsymptoms

Time: 13-17:00

Price: 200.00 (incl. Coffee Break)

Location: Indoor

Instructors:
Christian Mikutta, MD, Head physician acute inpatient unit; Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern, Switzerland; Private Clinic Meiringen, Switzerland

Katharina Hüfner, Department for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Innsbruck Medical University

Description:
Psychiatric symptoms play a key role within primary care. Ignoring e.g anxiety, disturbances of thought, concentration and attention, alterations of consciousness or hallucinations may lead to severe complications within primary care diagnostics, therapy- and in case of mountain medicine primary care- to potentially erroneous decisions for the rescue mode. Further, several studies showed that patients suffering a severe psychic trauma as well as the (professional and laypersons) rescuers treating those patients might be affected by a post traumatic stress disorder. Within alpine sports as well as within alpine rescue, there is potentially a higher risk of suffering a psychic trauma. Hence knowing key symptoms and red flags of the post traumatic stress disorder might be an important element of health care within rescue teams.

Content:
We present basic psychopathology specifically suited for primary care specialists working in an alpine environment. First theoretically and afterwards with clinical cases presented with video. Participants learn to identify and assess key psychopathologic symptoms. Further, based on psychopathology- we discuss aetiology, symptoms and emergency therapy of psychiatric syndromes, which occur frequently within alpine primary care situations e.g. delirium, anxiety and panic disorders, organic hallucinations and suicidal thoughts.
We discuss the post traumatic stress disorder including trauma, pathophysiology, symptoms and therapy options. Here we focus on patients as well as rescue personnel indicating risk fac-tors, red flags and therapy options

Special requirements: none

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Special requirements:
This workshop is aimed to HEMS rescuers: experience in rescue and preclinical intubation / anesthesiologist or similar experience / passionate about airway management

Instructors:
Urs Pietsch, MD, DESA, EDIC, Consultant, Intensive Care Medicine; Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen; HEMS-Physician, Air Zermatt
+ Paramedics Air Zermatt, Switzerland

Content:
2h practical workshop: lessons learned in InCabin treatment in mountain HEMS, e.g.  in-cabin intubation

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Instructors:
Oliver Reisten, MD, Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Department of Anaesthesiology and Rescue Medecine, Cantonal Hospital Olten; International Commission of Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR-MEDCOM); HEMS-Physician, Air Zermatt
+ paramedics Air Zermatt

Content:
Practical aspects and tips and tricks on immobilization in difficult terrain

Special requirements: none

Time: 13-17:00

Price: CHF 200.00

Location: Outdoor

Instructor:
Ivo Breitenmoser, MD, anesthesiology specialist FMH, Senior rescue physician Rega, REGA, Switzerland

Content:
Resuscitation strategies for respiratory and cardiac arrest in difficult terrain, application and modification of existing guidelines for non-traumatic and traumatic arrests, tipps and tricks for practical handling, use of mechanical resuscitation devices

Special requirements: none

Full day


This workshop is outdoor and not at the Congress Venue.

Full day

Price: CHF 300.00

Special requirements:
Participants should be sure-footed and not have a fear of heights. Important note: participants will be abseiling with instruction

Instructors:
Katrin Habegger, MD, resident Emergency Department, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland, Speleo Secours Suisse
Simone Buchmann, paramedic, ambulance service Aargau West, Switzerland, Speleo Secours Suisse

Description:
Presentation of Speleo Secours Suisse (Swiss Cave Rescue) and organisation of cave rescues in Switzerland.

Caving trip to “Faustloch” (near Habkern/Interlaken), practical application of prophylaxis and treatment options of hypothermia in patients and rescuers in a cave environment.

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