Medical Management of Avalanche Victims:
On-site Treatment of Avalanche Victims:
Scoping Review and 2023 Recommendations, algorithm and checklist
of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine
ICAR MED REC 0042 2023
On-site Treatment of Avalanche Victims: Scoping Review and 2023 Recommendations, algorithm and checklist of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MedCom)
M. Pasquier, G. Strapazzon, A. Kottmann, P. Paal, K. Zafren, K. Oshiro, C. Artoni, C. Van Tilburg, A. Sheets, J. Ellerton, K. McLaughlin, L. Gordon, R.W. Martin, M. Jacob, M. Musi, M. Blancher, C. Jaques, H. Brugger
Originally based on
Date of publication
28 March 2023
27 March 2028
2022 - Prepared for the AOD and amended March 2023 following peer-reviewed publication of the ICAR MedCom recommendations by John Ellerton (MedCom President).
These ICAR recommendations are designed for rescuers operating at a Basic Life Support (BLS) level and organised rescue services. For full details of the update and the recommendations relevant to Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers, please refer to the full ICAR MedCom paper.
The Algorithms of the original publications have been translated by our delegates.
- Initial management of critically buried avalanche victims Algorithm 2023
- Decision-making algorithm for advanced management of critically buried avalanche victims in cardiac arrest.
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