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Update 18.11.2021

ICAR Digital Congress 2021

Due to the CoVid Pandemic, the ICAR General Assembly (GA) and Assembly of Delegates (AoD) took place virtually again this year. Nevertheless we were able to engage in excellent presentations and discussions and even the AoD could be held including the scheduled election of the ICAR Board. You will find more details on that on the ICAR main page.

With the technical support of Topograph Media, the event took place using the Zoom(R) webinar platform, and we are pleased to report that the recordings are now available on the ICAR VIMEO web site.  The links are shown here:

·         Day 1 - https://vimeo.com/643591478

·         Day 2 - https://vimeo.com/643914180

·         Day 3 - https://vimeo.com/643037473

Or just click directly on the videos.











The Virtual Congress videos from last year (2020) are also still available on the ICAR website.  They can be found here (along with videos from prior ICAR Congress events)  https://vimeo.com/alpinerescue.  


Recommendations



Update 24.08.2021

* NEW ICAR MEDCOM RECOMMENDATION*

A new ICAR MedCom Recommendation has been published by Steven ROY et al:

MED REC 0041 2021

Guidelines for Mountain Rescue During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Official Guidelines of the International Commission for Alpine Rescue

 

Recommendations are provided for protection of the rescuer (including screening, personal protective equipment [PPE], and vaccination), protection of the patient (including general masking if low risk, specific PPE if high risk), equipment hygiene (including disinfection after every mission), use of single-use products, training and medical measures under COVID-19 precautions, and psychological wellbeing of rescuers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapted COVID-19 precautions for low-and-medium-income countries are also discussed.

Click below for further reading and the link to the paper

Guidelines for Mountain Rescue During the COVID-19 Pandemic





Update 07.04.2021

* NEW ICAR MEDCOM RECOMMENDATION*

A new ICAR MedCom Recommendation has been published by Dr. Martin Musi et al:

MED REC 0040 - 2021

Clinical staging of accidental hypothermia: The Revised Swiss System:

Recommendation of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MedCom)

 

Clinical staging of accidental hypothermia is used to guide out-of-hospital treatment and transport decisions.

This revised system simplifies assessment.

Click below for further reading and the link to the paper & supplement

Clinical staging of accidental hypothermia





Update 06.02.2021

* NEW ICAR MEDCOM RECOMMENDATION*

A new ICAR MedCom Recommendation has been published by Dr. Simon Rauch et al:

Suspension Syndrome

'These recommendations are based on an unanimous consensus opinion of ICAR Medcom. Unusually we are publishing these before a definitive peer reviewed article will be published. We feel this deviation from our normal practice is important for the safety of patients'  

Click below for further reading and the link to the paper & supplement

Suspension Syndrome





Research



Update 16.09.2021

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in special circumstances

Soar J, Becker LB, Berg KM, Einav S, Ma Q, Olasveengen TM, Paal P, Parr MJA. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in special circumstances. Lancet. 2021 Aug 26:S0140-6736(21)01257-5. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01257-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34454688.

Recently, the Lancet published an article about CPR in special circumstances drawing once more the attention to delayed and intermittend CPR, the hypothermia algorithm and the HOPE Score.

You can access the article via this link

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34454688/

 



Update 31.03.2021

New book publication on Mountain Emergency Medicine

Mountain Emergency Medicine

MOUNTAIN EMERGENCY MEDICINE   by Brugger H., Zafren K., Festi L., Paal P., Strapazzon G.


http://community.edraspa.it/libri/mountain-emergency-medicine/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              





Meetings




  • The next  ICAR  MEDCOM congress will take place in Boulder, Colorado by the invitation of MRA (Mountain Rescue Association) April 7-9, 2022
  • The next ICAR Congress including the General Assembly and Assebly of Delegates will take place in Montreux, Switzerland October 11-16, 2022 hosted by ARS (Alpine Rettung Schweiz / Alpine Rescue Switzerland)




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