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Medical Aspects of Mountain Rescue by Helicopter


Hossli, Georg; Bühler, Christian (1985). Medical Aspects of Mountain Rescue by Helicopter. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 1(01):70-71.

Abstract

In summer, mountain accidents may include falls, causing contusions and open wounds; fractures and torn ligaments; external bleeding;internal bleeding in the head, thorax and abdomen; injuries to the spinal column and extremities; falling rocks causing skull injuries; and falls into crevasses causing additional hypothermia, frostbite and drowning. In winter, there are skiing accidents with fractures and torn ligaments; and avalanches resulting in asphyxia, hypothermia and frostbite. In addition, there are mountain sickness; pulmonary edema of high altitude; snow blindness; heatstroke; sunstroke; heart attack; diarrhea and vomiting; pneumonia; snakebite; drowning in torrents or lakes; and burns, explosions and cuts acquired in huts. First aid, medical support and transport to hospital may vary widely.

Abstract

In summer, mountain accidents may include falls, causing contusions and open wounds; fractures and torn ligaments; external bleeding;internal bleeding in the head, thorax and abdomen; injuries to the spinal column and extremities; falling rocks causing skull injuries; and falls into crevasses causing additional hypothermia, frostbite and drowning. In winter, there are skiing accidents with fractures and torn ligaments; and avalanches resulting in asphyxia, hypothermia and frostbite. In addition, there are mountain sickness; pulmonary edema of high altitude; snow blindness; heatstroke; sunstroke; heart attack; diarrhea and vomiting; pneumonia; snakebite; drowning in torrents or lakes; and burns, explosions and cuts acquired in huts. First aid, medical support and transport to hospital may vary widely.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Emergency Medicine
Health Sciences > Emergency Nursing
Language:English
Date:1 January 1985
Deposited On:18 Oct 2018 10:30
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:50
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:1049-023X
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/s1049023x00032799

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