Transport of COVID-19 and other highly contagious patients by helicopter and fixed-wing air ambulance: a narrative review and experience of the Swiss air rescue Rega | Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine | Full Text

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the challenges air ambulance services are facing when transporting highly infectious patients for several hours in enclosed spaces. This overview provides an example of a standard operating procedure (SOP) for infection prevention measures in HEMS missions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, we describe different methods used by several organizations in… Continue Reading

Managing a combative patient in-flight | AirMed&Rescue

What happens when a patient becomes violent, combative, and could potentially become a danger to themselves and/or to the flight crew? Amy Gallagher interviewed a diverse network of air ambulance corporations, organisations and academic professionals who shared their practices, policies and procedures in managing a combative patient during air transport — Read on