Spadoni Thomas


Spadoni Thomas

I am an emergency physicians speacialised in mountain rezcue in the frenc Alps since 15 years.
Two weeks ago I met Ágúst Þór Gunnlaugsson during a collaboration between ICE-SAR rescuer and french mountain rescue police. In this occasion I present to all the Iceland Team the medical device I developp for 3 years to prevent fron accidental hypothermia. They all appreciated this first warming solution reusable working with electricity energy and lithium battery and they advise me to come for the next ICE SAR conference to present this device wich can be very helpfull for your teams.
My spéciality is accidental hypothermia and I would be proud to present our experience.
this is the website: www.thermotrauma.com
We also want to know if it is possible to be present at the expo

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Accidental hypothermia remains a frequent complication involving in nearly 40% of severe injuried people with 40% of mortality under 34°.
The mechanisms used by the body to fight against heat loss in injured people have a significant energy cost for the body and constitute wasted energy.
In order to improve these poor results it seems essential to reconsider both our methods and our means of warming in order to give the prevention of hypothermia as important a place as the control of hemodynamics and ACSOS.
The effectiveness of passive warming solutions mainly used in the world of rescue such as survival blankets does not meet the challenge of preventing hypothermia.
Only active heating solutions like those used in hospitals can provide the necessary heat and save the body's precious calories.
the aim of this presentation is to provide feedback after a year of use of the Therm-Up active warming system in a medical french mountain rescue team to prevent accidental hypothermia.