Mortui vivos docent: Die Toten lehren die Lebenden

Translated title of the contribution: Mortui vivos docent: The dead teach the living

C. Buschmann*, C. Kleber, M. Tsokos, T. Kerner, K. Püschel, U. Schmidt, H. Fischer, M. Stuhr

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There are considerable similarities and intersections between forensic medicine and emergency medicine. This applies especially to frustraneously resuscitated patients or other lethal clinical courses of traumatized patients who are subject to latter forensic autopsy. Cooperation between departments of emergency and forensic medicine not only has emergency medical training potential, but also the possibility of retrospective evaluation of medical emergency measures – both in individual cases and with regard to epidemiological aspects. In particular, the widespread registration of autopsied pre-hospital trauma deaths that occurred despite on-scene resuscitation attempts is useful. The pre-hospital situation represents a hotspot, but also a blind spot in the overall trauma mortality. In recent clinical registers, preclinical deaths go mostly unrecorded, despite the undisputed benefits of clinical registers.

Translated title of the contributionMortui vivos docent: The dead teach the living
Original languageGerman
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)601-608
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2016

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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