For flight medics, sadly, treating gunshot and stabbing victims is becoming ever more common.
What happens when a patient becomes violent, combative, and could potentially become a danger to themselves and/or to the flight crew?
As Irish Community Rapid Response prepares to launch the Republic of Ireland’s first community-funded helicopter air ambulance service, James Paul Wallis examines calls for a doctor to fly on every mission.
Eileen Frazer, Executive Director of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System (CAMTS), reports on the latest changes to the accreditation body’s requirements
Helen Ballantyne, Critical Care and Flight Nursing Forum Committee Member, reports on the Royal College of Nursing Flight Nursing Workshop, which was held in London on 6 October
Trials in Australia could be signalling the way ahead for a new role for remotely piloted aircraft in the air medical sphere, as James Paul Wallis reports
Tony Mallett reports on the operations of helicopter emergency medical services in Finland
Claudia Schmiedhuber, founder and CEO of Alpine Health Consulting, and Interim Managing Director and Business Development Manager of the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI), spoke to AirMed&Rescue Magazine about current challenges for the air ambulance sector, and how technology is both a challenge and a boon
Drs Jon Warwick and Neil Crooks discuss hypoxic respiratory failure and the effects of cabin pressurisation on patients with respiratory conditions.