Post #6 of 6:
Emergency First Aid Kit for High Altitude Expeditions
The most recent issue of the Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, Nov/Dec 2006, is dedicated to the recognition and management of high altitude illnesses. To follow is a series of postings regarding high altitude illnesses, recognition and management.
Drugs specific to high altitude illnesses:
For a group of 8 – 10, carry 2 full doses of each medication.
Diamox (Acetazolamide) 250mg tablets, #30
Procardia, Adalat (nifedipine) 10mg tablets, #40 or SR 30mg tablets #30
Decadron (dexamethasone) 8mg tablets, #20
8mg tablets can be split in ½ to make 4mg, or can carry 4mg tablets as well)
IM dosing: 24mg/ml, available in 5ml vials.
Oxygen, nasal cannula, PEEP
Pulse Oximeter & spare battery
Emergency Rescue High Altitude Pressure Chambers:
Gamow bag, Cretec bag, PAC bag:
For information go to High-Altitidue-Medicine.com and check on hyperbaric treatment for links on how to purchase or rent.
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