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Update 04.01.2021
Happy New Year 2021

Dear friends, 


we hope you had a good start into the new year. Stay safe in your rescue missions and on your alpine and wilderness excursions.  Let us hope that we can all meet again in Greece this autumn and maybe even in Switzerland during the summer. 

Updates on internal meetings will be posted on the internal forum - stay tuned or contact us if you have any queries.

 

 Some NEW Recommendations have been published and some more are on the way. See below for details!



Recommendations



Update 10.01.2020

* NEW ICAR MEDCOM RECOMMENDATION*

A new ICAR MedCom Recommendation has been published by Dr. Günther Sumann et al:

Multiple trauma management in mountain environments - a scoping review

Evidence based guidelines of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MedCom). Intended for physicians and other advanced life support personnel

The recommendation has been published by the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine in December 2020.


Multiple Trauma Management in Mountain Rescue





 

Update 27.11.2020

* NEW ICAR MEDCOM RECOMMENDATION*

A new ICAR MedCom Recommendation has been published by Dr. Corinna Schön et al:

Determination of Death in Mountain Rescue

The recommendation has been published by the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal in October 2020.


Determination of Death in Mountain Rescue





Research




Update 04.01.2021

Mountaineers as comrade rescuers - deliciencies in First Aid knowledge, minimum physical fitness and technical requirements, and environmental exposures


Please find attached a publication by the UIAA (Küpper T and Morrison A) published in the German Journal of Sports Medicine

Küpper T. Morrison A.
Mountaineers as comrade rescuers - deliciencies in First Aid knowledge, minimum physical fitness and technical requirements, and environmental exposures.
Dtsch Z Sportmed. 2020: 71:280-285. d0i,10.5960/d2sm.2020.468

Here is the URL to the PDF:
https://www.germanjournalsportsmedicine.com/fileadmin/content/archiv2020/Heft_11-12/DtschZSportmed_Review_Kuepper_Mountaineers_as_Comrade_Rescuers_2020-11-12.pdf



Update 27.10.2020

Hypothermia case report: Successful resuscitation from accidental hypothermia of 11.8°C


Eur J Cardiothorac Surg  : 2020 Nov 1;58(5):1091-1092. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa159

by Tomasz Mroczek, Marcin Gladki and Janusz Skalski 

This is an excellent case report of a 27 month old boy who underwent accidental hypothermia.

Please access the journal site for the article.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33084865/

  © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved. 




Meetings



  • The ICAR MedCom meeting in Scotland in April 2021 has been cancelled. ICAR MedCom will try to adjourn a meeting during the XIII ISMM World Congress in Interlaken in June 2021.


  • The next  ICAR  congress is planned to take place  October 19-24, 2021 (Tue-Sun). Venue : Thessaloniki, Greece . Hosted by HRT.


  • XIII. ISMM World Congress in Interlaken will take place from 14-17 June 2021 in Interlaken, Switzerland (check NEWS Section).



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