What kind of accidents occurs in National Park most frequently?
For 150 fatalities occurred in National Parks in the recent 5 years, 50% was caused by sudden heart ailment-related death and 31% for falling accident.
sudden heart ailment-related death
Accidents in autumn
Accidents in autumn
What is the most frequent cause?
With the significant temperature change in the changing season,the body has to adapt to the change to cause high risk of heart pressure from stress and tension.
In addition, there are accidents from over-burden or drunken hiking, falling from reckless hiking, not-wearing hiking equipment, deviation from hiking route, and natural causes.
deviation from hiking route
Then, what should we be careful of?
Select the hiking course proper for your physical condition.
Take sufficient preparatory exercise and resting.
Make sure to check the weather and bring extra clothing.
Learn how to take care of emergency situation.
Make sure to keep the available time of hiking.
Make sure to take hiking by two or more persons.
If any of the following symptoms occur while hiking, stop hiking to descend or call 119 or National Park Slow Office for help.
chest pains, Irregularity of pulse
facial pallor, dizziness, headache, vomit
In preparation of unexpected accident, it is prudent to learn how to administer CPR.
When detecting any emergency patient, report to 119 and implement CPR within 4 minutes of golden time.
of golden time.
How to administer CPR
Check for vital signs
seek for help
maintain air-way and check for breathing
2 times of artificial respiration
30 times of chest pressure
repeat chest pressure
check for vital signs
After repeating 5 times of chest pressure and artificial respiration, administer checking of vital signs that was done at first. If there is no consciousness, repeat the chest pressure and artificial respiration until 119 rescue unit or professional physician arrives.
In particular, make sure to implement the chest pressure since it is the only method to artificially maintain the pump function of the heart.