A.T.L.S. on the ski slopes--a steamboat experience

J Trauma. 1992 Apr;32(4):448-51. doi: 10.1097/00005373-199204000-00007.


The Steamboat Mountain Ski Patrol incorporates local emergency physicians and a visiting trauma surgeon as a second-tier response to life-threatening mountain events. The case of a 48-year-old man surviving a potentially lethal postinjury tension pneumothorax and a review of the 1989-1990 major trauma experience on this ski mountain underscores the value of this concept.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Colorado
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumothorax / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography
  • Skiing / injuries*