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TREATMENT

Guidelines, instructional movies, equipment and checklistes for a sucessfully treatment.


ERC GUIDELINES 2015: ACCIDENTAL HYPOTHERMIA

The new guidelines of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) was published on October 15, 2015 and describes the science-based implementation and delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This guidelines treat the topic of accidental hypothermia in great detail in seven sections, replacing the previous guidelines of 2010:

  1. Definition.
  2. Diagnosis.

  3. Decision to resuscitate.
  4. Resuscitation.

  5. Arrhythmias.

  6. Rewarming.

  7. Avalanche burial.

Source: ERC Guidelines 2015.


INSTRUCTIONAL MOVIE: CIRCULATORY ARREST DURING HYPOTHERMIA

resuscitation at sea

Circulatory arrest during hypothermia Running time: 10 minutes. Year: 2002. Production: Andreas Wulf. Director and expert advice: Dr. Wolfgang Baumeier; SARRRAH®-Project; Department of Anesthesiology and Intesive Care University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) Lübeck. Actor: Tom Koethe; German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

 

 

 


AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT FOR RESUSCITATION DURING HYPOTHERMIA - FOR THE GERMAN NAVY SAR-UNIT

  • Combitube®-SARRRAH®-Kitscoop stretcher; navy-basket stretcher or German Maritime Rescue Services-salvage stretcher.
  • oxygen demand-valve with oxygen tube.

  • Patient-isolation bag.

  • Bag valve mask with flexible mask.

  • ACD-Thorax-Suction Device (ACD-CPR) System Dr. Block.

  • Combitube®-SARRRAH®-Kit: for resuscitation during hypothermia.

 


CHECKLIST FOR THE RESCUE SERVICES

  1. Insulation.

  2. Immobilization.

  3. Check of vital functions.

  4. Oxygen.

  5. No active warm up (except in shivering).

  6. Assess as biological death only if appropriate tissue alterations or lethal injuries can be seen, otherwise
    Always attempt resuscitation!

  7. As soon as possible inform suitable destination hospital of patient's critical condition!