Characteristics of avalanche accidents and a overview of avalanche equipment
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Studenckie Koło Naukowe Medycyny Górskiej przy Katedrze i Zakładzie Higieny, Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu Opiekun: mgr Aleksandra Michalak
Pracownia Przesiewowych Testów Aktywności Biologicznej i Gromadzenia Materiału Biologicznego, Wydział Farmaceutyczny z Oddziałem Analityki Medycznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
Zakład Mikrobiologii Farmaceutycznej i Parazytologii, Wydział Farmaceutyczny z Oddziałem Analityki Medycznej, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
Katedra i Zakład Higieny, Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu Kierownik katedry i zakładu Higieny: prof. dr hab. n. med. K. Pawlas
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Med Srod. 2015;18(4):63–68
Avalanches are one of the most spectacular phenomena which may occur in the mountains. Unfortunately they are often caused by humans and pose for him a big danger. In the Polish Tatras alone they represent 18% of all causes of death among 1996-2013. One fourth of the people caught by an avalanche dies, and their chances of survival depends on the depth of burial, burial time, the presence of an air pocket and the degree of injuries. The most common cause of death is asphyxiation, the next is injuries and hypothermia is the rarest cause of death.The fate of the buried people depends on their equipment such as avalanche transceiver, ABS backpack and AvaLung, and also from the equipment of the people who are seeking (avalanche probes, avalanche transceiver and shovels), which has been proven in practice and research.
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