TITLE

Should strategies for care of avalanche victims change?

AUTHOR(S)
Brugger, Hermann
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/4/2009 Doctor's Health Matters, Vol. 180, p491
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author reflects on the disaster prevention and emergency management for avalanche victims in Canada and United States. It notes that preventative measures and care recommendations should focus more on trauma management for the victims and that on-site management of victims needs reform. The study by Boyd and colleagues on avalanche-caused deaths in British Columbia and Alberta showed high rate of trauma mortality and identified that chest and head are common trauma sites.
ACCESSION #
37278464

 

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