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Safe Transport of Critically Ill Patients

2016 30 May

The transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures carries a particular risk and requires therefore a careful risk-benefit assessment. Transport-related risks can be reduced by increased awareness and education, adequate staffing, proper choice and handling of equipment and the use of error-preventive tools like checklists. Intensive... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Emergency Helicopter Airlifts Help the Seriously Injured

2013 26 Jun

Patients transferred to hospital via helicopter ambulance tend to have a higher survival rate than those who take the more traditional road route, despite having more severe injuries. The research, published in  BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care suggests that air ambulances are both effective and worthy of investment. Helicopters... Read more

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Delayed Transfer to the ICU Increases Risk of Death in Hospital Patients

2013 23 May

Delayed transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) in hospitalized patients significantly increases the risk of dying in the hospital, according to a new study from researchers in Chicago."Early intervention improves outcomes for many of the conditions that are indications for inpatient transfer to the ICU. This suggests that delaying ICU transfer may... Read more

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UK's First Dedicated Air Ambulance for Critically Ill Children Made its First Landing in Southampton

2013 09 Apr

The new Children's Air Ambulance. (Image Credit: Daily Echo)The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA), launched as part of a new national emergency air transfer service, will fly critically ill babies and children from district hospitals to specialist centres in England and Wales.So far TCAA has completed three successful missions and is in... Read more


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