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Pre-hospital Care & Interfacility Transport of 385 COVID-19 Emergency Patients

Pre-hospital Care & Interfacility Transport of 385 COVID-19 Emergency Patients

All participating air ambulance providers were prepared for COVID-19. Safe care and transport of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients is achievable. Most patients on primary missions were transported by ground. These patients were less sick than interfacility transport patients, for whom air transport was the preferred method.

All providers had developed special procedures and safety instructions in preparation for COVID-19. Ground transport was the preferred mode of transport in primary missions, whereas air transport was preferred for interfacility transport.

In some countries the transport of COVID-19 patients by regular air ambulance services was avoided.

Nine different HEMS providers in seven different countries across Europe were invited to share their experiences and to report their data regarding the care, transport, and safety measures in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 missions.

CriticalCare.news
September 25, 2020

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