|Document ID (ISN)||103760|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
|Convention or series no.
||Castelo Tarrío I., De la Flor Magdaleno B., Gil Martín F.J., Peláez Corres N., Castaños Urkullu A., García Bercedo R.
||Performance of emergency teams in maritime incidents: Special characteristics
||Actuación de los equipos de emergencia en incidentes marítimos: características especiales [in Spanish]|
||Dec. 2003, Vol.3, No.2, p.143-148. Illus. 8 ref.
||The aim of this study was to examine factors influencing the medical care given to victims of incidents at sea, highlighting the difficulties of access and rescue. The 38 incidents that occurred at sea during 2002 in the Basque region of Spain requiring the intervention of rescue services were analysed. Incidents at sea have specific characteristics which can affect medical services: the scene of the incident is often dangerous and the access to the victims is difficult, requiring the intervention of rescue services which considerably delays medical assistance and transport. For these reasons, it is particularly important to provide rescue personnel with basic training in emergency medical care and in the handling of victims with traumatic injuries.
||first-aid and rescue organization; sea transport; emergency services; emergency treatment
||first-aid attendants; Spain
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
First aid and emergency organization