Incidence and challenges of helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) rescue missions with helicopter hoist operations: analysis of 11,228 daytime and nighttime missions in Switzerland – PubMed

Nearly 20 % of patients who needed to be evacuated by a hoist were severely injured, and complex and lifesaving medical interventions were necessary before the HHO procedure. Therefore, only adequately trained and experienced medical crew members should accompany HHO missions. — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34253244/

Short-term and long-term survival in critical patients treated by helicopter emergency medical services in Finland: a registry study of 36 715 patients | BMJ Open

Short-term and long-term survival in critical patients treated by helicopter emergency medical services in Finland: a registry study of 36 715 patients | BMJ Open — Read on bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/2/e045642.long

JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s — St.Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn’s – Emergency Medicine #FOAMed This week we are briefly looking at an interesting paper that suggests that HEMS services have much to offer in the management of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). We know that outcomes from TCA are poor, though arguably similar to the outcomes in medical cardiac arrest, but there is the possibility… viaContinue reading “JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s — St.Emlyn’s”

Air Care Series: Burns Management — Taming the SRU

History of Present IllnessAir Care 1 is dispatched for a scene flight involving a young male patient with extensive thermal burn injuries. In addition to his severe burns, the patient was reportedly hypoxic on a non-rebreather mask and tachycardic. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the scene reports that there are no known traumatic injuries. The… viaContinue reading “Air Care Series: Burns Management — Taming the SRU”

Helicopter Medical Careers Conference — Adventure Medic

What about a career in the sky? The Helicopter Medical Careers Conference promises to answer any questions you may have about a job in aeromedicine. This event is for students, paramedics nurses and doctors interested in helicopter retrieval. It will be held at Glasgow University on 23 March 2019, organised by Dr Stephen Hearns, an… viaContinue reading “Helicopter Medical Careers Conference — Adventure Medic”

A week with Air Ambulance Northern Ireland!

A young patient, Conor Henry from Coleraine visited the Air Ambulance base recently as part of his recovery, with his Mum Kirstin and Dad Darren. A lovely thank you from Conor's dad can be read on our website: https://t.co/E4qYShQzhl #AirAmbulanceNI #AANI pic.twitter.com/8wrnOu2Eba — Air Ambulance NI (@AirAmbulanceNI) June 7, 2018