Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Wilderness Environ Med. 2012 Sep;23(3):260-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2012.05.016. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

Wilderness medical society practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of lightning injuries.

Author information

1
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80045, USA. christopher.davis@ucdenver.edu

Abstract

To provide guidance to clinicians about best practices, the Wilderness Medical Society convened an expert panel to develop evidence-based guidelines for the treatment and prevention of lightning injuries. These guidelines include a review of the epidemiology of lightning strikes and recommendations for the prevention of lightning strikes, along with treatment recommendations organized by organ system. Recommendations are graded based on the quality of supporting evidence according to criteria put forth by the American College of Chest Physicians.

PMID:
22854068
DOI:
10.1016/j.wem.2012.05.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center