Abstract - Journal of Clinical Respiratory Medicine (2021) Volume 5, Issue 2
To Wear a Helmet When Air boarding?
During a weekend in the Swiss mountains our patient decided to try air boarding as an alternative to regular sledding. Helmets were not mandatory so he chose not to wear one. After a number of successful runs he lost control and careened head-first into a wall of iced snow. He was unconscious for roughly 2 minutes. Medical staff arrived at the scene quickly and he was immobilized according to advanced trauma life support (ATLS) procedures and airlifted to our hospital. On initial examination he presented a flattened right midface with excoriations from the right tragus to his nose, bony steps to be palpated around
Author(s): Daniel Fritz Zweifel