April 17-23, Bumthang: A weeklong training on High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid is underway at UWICE. The training is targeted to equip field personals from the Department of Forests and Park Services who are engaged in monitoring and patrolling of high altitude areas in case of medical emergency.
The training covers theory and practical sessions on patient assessment, wilderness trauma, evacuation methods, high altitude illness, hypothermia, frostbite etc. It is being provided by two experts from the National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness Medicine Institute, US, and a doctor from Ministry of Health, Thimphu. A total of 32 forestry field personals from various parks and territorial divisions are attending the training.
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