Casualty Care

First, do no harm

“It is of fundamental importance that the knowledge gained in pursuit of the Casualty Care Certificate is utilised in a safe and timely fashion for victims of accidents on Scottish Mountains. The medical maxim of ‘First, do no harm’ is particularly applicable in our situation. The emphasis should be on rapid and safe casualty assessment, the delivery of immediate life saving measures, and finally the appropriate packaging and drug measures that will make a casualty’s journey off the hill more bearable. This latter use of drugs is the reason Casualty Care came into existence and the use of such agents is a privilege which carries great responsibility. ”

Dr Alastair Glennie

Medical Officer 

Scottish Mountain Rescue

 

Scottish Casualty Care Certificate – Assessment

Recommended Drugs List

Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003