Determination of Death in Mountain Rescue:
Recommendations of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MedCom)
Schön Corinna, Gordon Les, Hölzl Natalie, Milani Mario, Paal Peter, Zafren Ken
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Date of publication
17 / 10 / 2020
16 / 10 / 2025
Guidelines for the determination of death exist, but proper use can be difficult. In the mountains, objective dangers can prevent direct examination of an apparently lifeless person and thus prevents a determination of death assessment. We aim to give general information and to discuss the criteria for determination of death in the field for medical personnel and laypersons.
This work was published in the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.
Published online on October 17 2020 (epub ahead of print)
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