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Vol 65, No 1 (2014)
MARITIME MEDICINE Review article
Published online: 2014-03-24
Submitted: 2014-03-24
Accepted: 2014-03-24
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Briefing notes on emergency medical disembarks by helicopter at sea in North America

Steve Williams, Eilif Dahl
DOI: 10.5603/MH.2014.0002
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International Maritime Health 2014;65(1):7-12.

open access

Vol 65, No 1 (2014)
MARITIME MEDICINE Review article
Published online: 2014-03-24
Submitted: 2014-03-24
Accepted: 2014-03-24

Abstract

Physicians and nurses from shore based practice who move to work on cruise ships often have concerns about the management of critically ill patients and questions about the resources available to transfer by helicopter to a tertiary care facility. This article seeks to outline some of the clinical, operational and logistical issues associated with using a helicopter to transfer a patient from a ship to a shore-side hospital. While it focuses on resources available in the maritime areas around North America, most of the clinical comments would apply to helicopter evacuations anywhere in the world.

Abstract

Physicians and nurses from shore based practice who move to work on cruise ships often have concerns about the management of critically ill patients and questions about the resources available to transfer by helicopter to a tertiary care facility. This article seeks to outline some of the clinical, operational and logistical issues associated with using a helicopter to transfer a patient from a ship to a shore-side hospital. While it focuses on resources available in the maritime areas around North America, most of the clinical comments would apply to helicopter evacuations anywhere in the world.
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Keywords

helicopter evacuation, helicopter rescue, MEDIVAC, MEDEVAC, cruise ship medicine

About this article
Title

Briefing notes on emergency medical disembarks by helicopter at sea in North America

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 65, No 1 (2014)

Pages

7-12

Published online

2014-03-24

DOI

10.5603/MH.2014.0002

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2014;65(1):7-12.

Keywords

helicopter evacuation
helicopter rescue
MEDIVAC
MEDEVAC
cruise ship medicine

Authors

Steve Williams
Eilif Dahl

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