Aeromedical Retrieval Medicine for Extreme Altitude

The ARMEA course prepares the medical professional for work as a Flight Paramedic, nurse or doctor working on a HEMS unit that retrieves casualties at extreme altitudes. Retrieval medicine takes profound skills to stabilise the critical casualty whilst adding environmental stressors during the medical evacuation. Add to that are the additional stresses found in altitudes above ten thousand feet (3000m).

This online course covers some medical skills required for Flight Paramedics working at high altitudes. It is specifically designed for work on helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft working in resource-poor environments and with prolonged evacuation time.

The ARMEA course teaches altitude and retrieval medicine for the Remote Practitioner.

This course is CAPCE accredited.




The United Nations is currently using this CPD course to meet requirements for aeromedical evacuation certification.



ARMEA Course Content

  • Flight Physiology
  • Aeromedical Fundamentals
  • Trauma Patient Assessment
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Austere Wound Management
  • Austere Burns Management
  • Infectious Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Dermatology for the Remote Practitioner
  • Shock, Sepsis and Anaphylaxis
  • Hydration Physiology
  • Genitourinary Emergencies
  • HEENT Emergencies
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Prolonged Field Care
  • Minor Emergencies
  • Minor Illness
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies