Author: Jacob Urban

Avalanche Patient Assessment, Treatment & Resuscitation Flowchart

A step by step approach for the first responder of an avalanche victim’s post burial treatment. The flowchart provides treatment options based on presentation of the avalanche victim. Previous flowchart are based on Advanced Life Support techniques and Organized Rescue. This flowchart is based on Basic Life Support techniques and congruent with the recommendations from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross.  International Commission on Alpine Rescue and the Wilderness Medical Society.

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