This is the first of an intensive two-part safety course enabling participants to provide relevant first aid in the event of illness and accidents during fieldwork in the Arctic, where resources (equipment, medical staff and evacuation possibilities) are limited and there is an increased risk of hypothermia, frostbite and other complications related to the cold climate. First aid equipment available to participants on GEUS' expeditions to Greenland, will be used throughout the course.
GEUS has an agreement with Radio Medical (the maritime Alarm Center) that field teams can use their services in the event of acute illness or accidents. Field teams must therefore be familiar with and follow Radio Medical's guidelines and reporting form; they should be read prior to the course.
• Supercooling / hypothermia and the physiology of the body
• The ABCD algorithm
• Bleeding, including use of a tourniquet
• Sprains and fractures
• Burns and frostbite
• Wound treatment and infections
• Radio Medical procedures and training
• Using EFAK (Expedition First Aid Kit)
• Cases and exercises.
Duration: 8 hours incl. lunch break
Instructor : Allan Nissen, SAFE Nordic. mobile: +45 2014 4735