International Alpine Trauma Registry (IATR)
The primary aim of Eurac´s International Alpine Trauma Registry research project is to record all applied strategies for the first aid of traumatized patients in mountain areas. It aims to collect and report information in a standard form on major alpine trauma. It includes patient pre-hospital, in-hospital and outcome information. The collected data will enable an international comparison between the different strategies applied during the rescue of traumatized patients in high altitudes and remote areas. Furthermore, these data could help to scientifically define specific problems of pre-hospital treatment of traumatized patients in remote areas. The second aim of the study is to record the effects of pre-hospital and hospital treatment strategies and parameters on the survival and the outcome of the patients. For that purpose the registry was based on the guidelines of the Utstein-Style Protocol.