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Part 3: Adult Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations
This review comprises the most extensive literature search and evidence evaluation to date on the most important international BLS interventions, diagnostics, and prognostic factors for cardiac arrest victims. It reemphasizes ...
Outcome of avalanche victims with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
STUDY BACKGROUND: Previous studies focused on the outcome of avalanche victims with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) after long duration of burial (>35min); the outcome of victims with short duration (≤35min) remains ...
Epidemiological and medical aspects of canyoning rescue operations
AIM: To describe the characteristics of canyoning rescue operations (CRO), type and severity of injuries or illnesses, and on-site medical procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all CRO data from ...
Delayed and intermittent CPR for severe accidental hypothermia
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrest (CA) in patients with severe accidental hypothermia (core temperature <28 °C) differs from CA in normothermic patients. Maintaining CPR throughout the prehospital period may be impossible, ...
Apparent cooling rate of 7°C per hour in an avalanche victim
Avalanche victims can become hypothermic within 35 minutes of snow burial. However, reported cooling rates for avalanche victims are highly variable and it is poorly understood how much cooling is influenced by general ...