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Role of Polish Medical Air Rescue in national medical rescue system

Patryk Rzonca, Robert Galazkowski, Marcin Podgorski
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0013
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(2):64-68.

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Vol 2, No 2 (2017)
REVIEW ARTICLE
Published online: 2017-05-24

Abstract

Great technological progression, as well as the development of motorization in the past decades, has caused an intensification of danger to health and life for contemporary societies. The increasing amount of HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) units interventions underline that the significance of the Polish Med­ical Air Rescue service within the structures of National Medical Rescue System is increasing. Polish Medical Air Rescue is the one and only organization in Poland which uses helicopters while performing emergency medical services and conducting the transport of patients. The history of medical aviation, and later the Polish Medical Air Rescue service shows the great work and effort that has been put into the development and functioning of this organization.

Abstract

Great technological progression, as well as the development of motorization in the past decades, has caused an intensification of danger to health and life for contemporary societies. The increasing amount of HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) units interventions underline that the significance of the Polish Med­ical Air Rescue service within the structures of National Medical Rescue System is increasing. Polish Medical Air Rescue is the one and only organization in Poland which uses helicopters while performing emergency medical services and conducting the transport of patients. The history of medical aviation, and later the Polish Medical Air Rescue service shows the great work and effort that has been put into the development and functioning of this organization.

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Keywords

Polish Medical Air Rescue, National Medical Rescue System, helicopter emergency medical service, pre-hospital care

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Title

Role of Polish Medical Air Rescue in national medical rescue system

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 2, No 2 (2017)

Pages

64-68

Published online

2017-05-24

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0013

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(2):64-68.

Keywords

Polish Medical Air Rescue
National Medical Rescue System
helicopter emergency medical service
pre-hospital care

Authors

Patryk Rzonca
Robert Galazkowski
Marcin Podgorski

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