European Renal Best Practice
October 22, 2012

Crush syndrome is a preventable cause of death after earthquakes. These documents summarize the appropriate therapeutic approach for this not uncommon complication of a fortunately not so frequent event. The recommendations are based on expert judgment and retrospective analyses as no prospective trials have been conducted on treatment of crush victims. However, ERBP believes they provide important guidance, as little people “in the field” have experience in this area, and, by definition, they are only needed under harsh conditions, when there is scarcity of time, means and people. Taking sometimes important under these conditions can be very cumbersome, and therefore, these recommendations on how to manage crush victims are of extreme importance.

The guidance has been produced in collaboration with the RDRTF of ISN, and with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). There is ongoing effort to translate the guidance in even more languages. If you would be tempted or willing to make such a translation in your own language, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Go to ERBP Guideline Publications page for more information