Airborne Care of the Ill and Injured by Edward L. McNeil M.B., B.S., M.D. (auth.)

By Edward L. McNeil M.B., B.S., M.D. (auth.)

From the original place of a decade in govt provider, i used to be given the chance to monitor the adjustments within the provision of emer­ gency therapy around the nation. In 1970, Emergency scientific carrier (EMS) structures have been a brand new and lots more and plenty wanted improvement within the nationwide well-being care supply procedure. A platforms method of box casualty care has been steadily superior in the course of every one successive army clash because the Civil warfare. those advancements have been ini­ tiated after the rnedil:al care and evacuation catastrophe skilled by way of the Union military of the Potomac at Bull Run on July 21, 1861. in the course of the Civil warfare, significant adjustments in management, expert group of workers, transportation, hospitals, sanitation, and clinical files confirmed styles which were regularly subtle and more advantageous. encouraged via the urgent calls for of conflict surgical procedure and matched with parallel advances in treatment over the past century, a virtually incredible point of functionality used to be learned in Vietnam. Advances in box resuscitation, potency of aeromedical transportation, and vigorous remedy of army casualties have proved to be significant fac­ tors within the lessen in loss of life premiums of conflict casualties attaining amenities: from eight% in international struggle I to four. five% in global warfare II to two. five% in Korea and to lower than 2% in Vietnam.

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Head iniuries. and intestinal 54 Regulations and Operations Aeromedical Transfer: Service Flow Record Date: Time: Patient: Sign Service call received Med. Dir. informed Responsible party called On site MD called On site hospital called On site ambulance called Private MD called Receiving hospital called Mission coordinator called Flight company called Pilot called Med. flight attendant(s) called Receiving ambulance called Preflight assessment (distant) made Equipment ready (Over and above) medications ready F light bag checked International documents (personnel) International documents (aircraft) Airline reservations called Airline Med.

In an emergency, a pressurized aircraft may suddenly lose its cabin pressure. If a plane flying at 31,000 feet has a cabin pressure of 6000 feet and should the cabin become depressurized, the occupants of the cabin would be unlikely to survive for longer than 2 minutes without immediate supplementary oxygen. Emergency oxygen systems were devised to operate automatically at various pressures. The Robertshaw Passenger Oxygen Control system is activated when the cabin altitude exceeds 13,000 feet.

Conclusion The primary and secondary considerations stated above are worthy of note when an air ambulance company is considering the purchase of an aircraft for use in aeromedical work. Other factors that should be considered include the basic cost of the aircraft, service and maintenance availability and costs, and whether the particular type and model of the aircraft to be chosen is still in production and in what numbers. Federal Aviation Administration Regulations: Excerpts 37 FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS: EXCERPTS The following are some excerpts from the Federal Aviation Regulations which are of some direct and indirect interest to medical flight attendants.

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