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Prehospital resuscitation of the buried avalanche victim
In North America and Europe, approximately 150 people die of avalanches per year, and fatalities are presumed to be many times higher in developing countries. Four factors are decisive for survival: grade of burial, duration ...
Resuscitation of avalanche victims: Evidence-based guidelines of the international commission for mountain emergency medicine (ICAR MEDCOM) intended for physicians and other advanced life support personnel
BACKGROUND: In North America and Europe ∼150 persons are killed by avalanches every year. METHODS: The International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM) systematically developed evidence-based ...
Comparison of avalanche survival patterns in Canada and Switzerland
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for rescue and resuscitation of people buried in avalanches are based on Swiss avalanche survival data. We analyzed Canadian survival patterns and compared them with those from ...
Prognostic factors in avalanche resuscitation: a systematic review
OBJECTIVE: Avalanche resuscitation will save lives if focussed on victims that have the potential to survive. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine 4 critical prognostic factors for burial victims in cardiac ...