Research Article

Aeromedical evacuation of the seriously ill.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5985.692 (Published 20 September 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:692
  1. H F Oxer

    Abstract

    Almost any patient may be carried by air, but air transport introduces some special problems owing to the effects of altitude, noise, turbulence, and the special environment. Because of these factors it is important to know when considering a patient's suitability for air transport the type of aircraft to be used, the flight profile--its duration and expected cabin altitudes--and the facilities available on board. It is essential to carry all equipment (as simple and as portable as possible), drugs, and diets that may be needed, and to be sure that all the skills and nursing help needed to deal with any possible problems are available.