From Matterhorn to Mt Everest: empowering rescuers and improving medical care in Nepal.

Brodmann Maeder, Monika; Basnyat, Buddha; Harris, N Stuart (2014). From Matterhorn to Mt Everest: empowering rescuers and improving medical care in Nepal. Wilderness & environmental medicine, 25(2), pp. 177-181. Elsevier 10.1016/j.wem.2013.12.029

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This article describes a private initiative in which professional Swiss rescuers, based at the foot of the Matterhorn, trained Nepalese colleagues in advanced high altitude helicopter rescue and medical care techniques. What started as a limited program focused on mountain safety has rapidly developed into a comprehensive project to improve rescue and medical care in the Mt Everest area for both foreign travelers and the local Nepalese people.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Brodmann Maeder, Monika

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1080-6032

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Romana Saredi

Date Deposited:

17 Jun 2015 10:27

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2015 09:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.wem.2013.12.029

PubMed ID:

24864066

Uncontrolled Keywords:

emergency medicine; public health; rescue work; wilderness medicine

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69637

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69637

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